Howard Payne University

218 reviews
  1. Brownwood, TX
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
860-1070
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,751/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,626/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,860/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,927/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,172/ year

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.20 responses
84%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
945Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    90%
  • Outgoing
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Howard Payne is a family where people truly care.
    92%
  • Howard Payne makes you feel like you matter.
    8%

After Howard Payne University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

218 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    81
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    4
The food: If it doesn't look like it can grow legs and walk away, it is smothered in grease and cheese.

The Caf: They no longer have to-go options, so you can forget eating if you have back to back classes. Their schedules are not flexible whatsoever, and they definitely need a thermometer to check their food!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 19 2015
I am so incredibly thankful I decided to go to Howard Payne. I don't have a favorite experience because there are really too many to choose from. From the many fun Greek life events and opportunities to the fun that I have had in band, being social and having fun has never been a problem. As for the classes, they are challenging because the professors push you. They really care about how you are doing in their class, other classes, and outside of the classroom. One of my professors would bring homemade pastries and coffee to every 8 AM class because 8 AM is too early if you don't have coffee! My largest class last semester was my general education history class. It had 20 people. It's fantastic.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • May 22 2014