Howard Payne University

1000 Fisk St, Brownwood, United States
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Overview of Howard Payne University

About this school

Howard Payne, founded in 1889, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 30-acre campus is located near the business district of Brownwood, in central Texas.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:990
    • Men:519 Men (52.4%)
    • Women:471 Women (47.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Howard Payne University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
5

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 Fisk Street
City, State, Zip
Brownwood, TX 76801-2715
Phone
(325) 649-8020
Fax
(325) 649-8905
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 1,305 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
107 admitted students enrolled
Men
155 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
513 average
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,090 (69.58%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,386 (20.77%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (2.97%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,696 (6.68%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Howard Payne University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003575
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
311 (95.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
289 (92.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
288 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$19,362
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 286 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,777
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 231 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,605
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 39 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
26 (8.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,327

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
871 (90.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
811 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
809 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
158 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$20,390
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 801 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,195
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 661 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,331
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 103 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
142 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,984

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,875
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


83

Part-Time Faculty


58

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


32%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 86% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
297,184
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
260
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Howard Payne University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


48.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (82)


  • Accounting
  • American History (United States)
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • European History
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Sports Management
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


18,972

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


80 acres

Weather


Temperature
30.6 average low in January, 92.7 average high in September
Rain
67 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Brownwood
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Dallas

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


59% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


41%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
Navy and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Howard Payne University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, baptist student ministry, fellowship of christian athletes, gaming guild, spanish club, social work club

Sororities


10% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


866

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
990
Women
471
Men
519

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 12.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.6% White
  • 7.8% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


91

Student Resources

Study resources