Location
Brownwood, TX
Undergrads
930
Tuition
$22,560
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 138 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Easy to obtain and super close to campus, riding a bike to school is the norm.

4 College Student

Academics: The teachers really do care about the individual effort that each student has to offer, and will do anything to help them achieve their academic goals.

4 College Student

Academics: There are tons of study places and group to connect with, my work load is pretty heavy considering I play soccer as well.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Financial aide is great, it just stinks not getting enough money to not totally put you in debt.

3 College Student

Diversity: Not too much diversity considering Howard Payne is a private Christian university.

3 College Student

Greek Life: There is nothing wrong with the greek life I just personally don't choose to be a part of it.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Everyone on campus is like family so if one thing happens to someone, we all go down fighting.

4 College Student

Facilities: I love the use of small space to make the campus seem bigger than it really is.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I love virtually all of the dining options off of campus.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: The rooms are a great size, they could be a little more updated but that is it.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: it gives a sense of safety knowing that the police are there to watch your back.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: The food is good but it could be a little fresher.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Out of my three years at Howard Payne, the extent of drug activity I have seen was two guys cutting up tobacco. I believe they got in trouble. Drugs and alcohol are not a big issue on campus. If people want to do those things, they can go off campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: As a Political Science major in the Honors program, I get to participate in Luncheons, etiquette banquets, lectures, parties, debates, and the building most of my classes are in is amazing. We have an exact replica of Constitutional Hall, a Mesopotamian room, Magna Charta Hall, and a mural showing the journey of mankind. The building is old, and looks like a castle. The Secretary at the Academy sends emails with intern and job opportunities that are available in the area and all over the United States. The workload can be tough, but being in the Academy is worth it.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Honestly, there are too many great things to say about academics at Howard Payne. You just have to check it out yourself.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I am not a picky eater, so food is never an issue for me. The cafeteria has enough options for less picky people. Fambroughs has snacks, drinks, Starbucks coffee, hamburgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and many other options. Also, the school provides meal plans that offer jacket bucks, which you can at off-campus dining options. For people who live in the apartments, and duplexes, cooking is always an option.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If partying is what you want to do in college, Howard Payne is not the place to go. Howard Payne is a Baptist institution. Barn dances happen on Saturdays away from campus, and there are a few bars in Brownwood, but the majority of college students don't usually participate in these activities. Most people just visit each other, cook, and play games.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There is not much crime at Howard Payne. If there is, we don't hear about it. There are random room searches to make sure people aren't keeping things they shouldn't. The visitation hours are simple. Doors open, and not after 11:00 p.m. Parking violations are usually answered with warnings but drugs and alcohol are not tolerated. Smoking outside on campus is not punishable but it is frowned upon. Mobs, fights, and demonstrations have never been an issue since I have been at school. Theft is probably the most common crime but even that happens seldomly. I feel safe at Howard Payne.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I have found people on campus to be accepting of all walks of life. Most people in Brownwood are Christian, but I know people who are Atheist or Agnostic and they are friends with plenty of Christians. Religion and race have not seemed an issue at Howard Payne. Most people don't really care. Because Brownwood is so small, everyone is friends with everybody. We don't get many foreign exchange students but that is because Howard Payne is a private university. Political affiliation is mostly conservative, but politics is not a common conversation topic. Sexual orientation is mostly heterosexual, but I have no doubt that people of other orientations would still find it easy to fit in and make friends. Brownwood is just such a friendly place.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It gets a little hot in the late Spring, and a little cold in the Winter, but getting around is not difficult and it does not really affect school. Activities are provided to cool off in the Spring, and we don't get much snow or ice in Texas. If we do, it is at the end of Fall semester. Occasionally class is cancelled, but noting major.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Busses are not an option in Brownwood. There is a small airport but it is primarily for single-passenger planes. Luckily, getting a ride is not hard, because many people are so friendly they will just give you a ride. I have many friends who car-pull all the time. Even my friend who lives in Austin car-pulls home with others who live in the area. Besides, Brownwood is small and you can walk most of the places you need to go.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Brownwood is small. You could walk to most places in the town. There is a small mall, and movie theater, but most people don't stay up too late. Chillies stays open until 11:00 p.m. and Wal-Mart is open 24/7 but most things close earlier. If shopping is important to you, Brownwood is not the place to be. Most people drive to Abilene to shop. There are no professional sports venues, but there are college sports events to watch. There are two parks in Brownwood, and parking is never really an issue. People are extremely friendly no matter where you go. Though there are no great museums, the cost of living and dinning is very doable.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I have never had any issues with the network or finding a computer. The school has set up a Microsoft 365 OneDrive for every student so everyone can access their own files from any computer on campus. most places on campus with computers stay open until 11:00 p.m. There are also a few computers in the dorms for those who need them for late hours. There needs to be printers in the dorms, but it is possible to get by without any. If watching T.V. shows is important I would recommend bringing a laptop, because not much is offered through the T.V. connection. The tech staff are very helpful if you are having problems with any kind of device. Just stop by their office in Packer and they will help you out.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a way to build lasting friendships and participate in the community. Howard Payne offers many different organizations. Greeks are not seen as better than non-Greeks on campus. They live in the same housing as non-Greeks, but their efforts and dedication are appreciated. Being Greek at Howard Payne is mostly about fun. It is definitely not a popularity contest.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We could use more cultural and vegetarian dining options. Our school offers jacket bucks for some off-campus venues but I wish more places would take jacket bucks such as the Run-Away train or Mcdonalds and Subway. I would love to see a Panera or McAlisters and maybe a Starbucks.

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