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Howard Payne University
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  • 4 Year
  • BROWNWOOD, TX

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

1000 FISK ST.
BROWNWOOD, TX 76801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference
From Howard Payne University

A Christian liberal arts institution, Howard Payne University prides itself on fostering a close community where personal connection is valued. Through teaching, learning and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.

At HPU, students choose from more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in seven schools: Business, Christian Studies, Education, Humanities, Music and Fine Arts, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities. Co-curricular organizations include the Model UN, Moot Court and Student Speaker Bureau, and more than 25 student organizations round out the school’s extracurricular options.

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Howard Payne University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
July 1
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
940-1110
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$24,515 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,773 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 15 responses
96%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 24 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 23 responses

Majors

Howard Payne University’s School of Business

Howard Payne University’s School of Business prepares and equips students who are planning to enter a variety of career fields. With undergraduate majors available in accounting, business administration, management, management information systems, marketing and computer information systems, as well as a Master of Business Administration graduate program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
699 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
282
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
49%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Friendly
    85%
  • Different
    8%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 24 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Howard Payne is a family where people truly care.
    94%
  • Howard Payne makes you feel like you matter.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 13 responses

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