Howard Payne University

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Howard Payne University can be found in Brownwood, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Howard Payne University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 940 (25th percentile) to 1110 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into Howard Payne University. We were able to estimate the Howard Payne University average GPA (2.98 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 54% of all those students that apply are admitted to Howard Payne University, from which 24% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Howard Payne University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Howard Payne University was reported as 53.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,900 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Howard Payne University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Howard Payne University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Howard Payne University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.7%
  • 2017-2018: 59.2%
  • 2018-2019: 57.9%
  • 2019-2020: 53.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 56.2%

How Does Howard Payne University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Howard Payne University is five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McMurry University45.5%
Hardin-Simmons University83.8%
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor87.4%
Southwestern University49.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Howard Payne University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math470 - 540
Total Score940 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 22
Math17 - 22
Composite Score19 - 23
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