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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Howard Payne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
Address
1000 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX 76801
Website
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Howard Payne University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,951/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,456/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,842/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,979/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,636/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,684/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
95%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
959Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Friendly
    82%
  • Different
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.21 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Howard Payne is a family where people truly care.
    93%
  • Howard Payne makes you feel like you matter.
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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I am currently in my second semester at HPU as a freshman. I think the academic aspect of the school is great. The professors are not only extraordinary in communicating their lectures, but they are also admirable as people. They truly understand what it means to be a role model for the students. The academics are great, it is in the social aspect where it is not as amazing. The school is very small, just a few hundred more students than my high school, and there is not a lot of activity or diversity. I would like to see more random events and activities put on that people would actually attend. The safety here is fantastic, the DPS presence on the small campus makes you feel protected along with the services they provide. For example, I locked my keys in my car and they lock picked my door and had my keys to me within 10 minutes. Overall the school has great academics, but the social atmosphere needs improvement.
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My experience in Howard Payne has been exactly how i pictured it. Getting involve with sports, teachers, and classmates. Howard Payne is a small four year university that implements a great transition from high school to college. Not only do you get an excellent lectures by five star professors, but you build faith in god and his glory. Howard Payne is a great undergraduate school.
Howard Payne is a wonderful school for academics, activities, social events, and grad school readiness. I would, without a doubt, pick Howard Payne if I had to choose again!