Howard Payne University

In keeping with the universitys commitment to small classes and personalized instruction, science students conduct original research with faculty members in their areas. The results of these research projects are routinely submitted to competitive scholastic organizations like the Texas Academy of Science. Howard Payne students routinely achieve recognition in these forums. The university is committed to providing learning outside the classroom. Students across the academic disciplines engage in competitions for creative awards. Participation in Model Senate, Model U.N., Student Speakers Bureau, forensic competition, and intercollegiate student government organizations are examples.The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, our widely-acclaimed honors program, produces innovative leaders in law, politics, business, ministry, government, medicine, education, psychology and social work. Students in our pre-law program prepare for law school by participating in Moot Court where they have won numerous awards while competing against some of the largest universities in Texas. The School of Christian Studies sponsors a Youth Ministry Workshop led by veteran youth ministers from across the country. Our students receive valuable insight and make contacts with professional mentors and role models who are serving in the field.The university theatre program engages students from all academic disciplines. Because Brownwood is a regional cultural center, these performances are community-wide events.Music students perform junior- and senior-level recitals that draw audiences from across the campus and the community. Art students creative works also are shared campus-wide and made available for public viewing. Professional education in business, teacher education, and social work prepare highly marketable graduates.

Academic Grad Slug

School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1889 Baptist Semester $52.2 million 1000 Fisk Street, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-2502
overall score total score state city online paying global
62 100.0 Texas Brownwood 799
Key Value
ID 1070
Tuition $27,690 (2017-18)
Room and Board $8,304 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 1,189
Application Deadline rolling
Application Fee N/A
Acceptance Rate 88%
Description When applying to Howard Payne University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Aug. 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 88 percent.


Title Value
Application deadline rolling
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee N/A
Common Application accepted No
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


Title Value
Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Aug. 1

Entering Class Stats

Title Value
Selectivity Less selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 88%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

Title Value
Accepting applications Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply 12
Minimum required college GPA 1.6
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution No
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

Title Value
Separate application form required Yes
Conditional admission offered No
Early decision or early action options available Neither early decision nor early action
TOEFL (paper) Required
TOEFL (internet-based) Required
Michigan Test N/A
SAT Recommended
SAT Subject N/A
ACT Recommended
Advance deposit required Yes
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Cheryl Mangrum, Associate Director of Admission, (325) 649-8027,