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 860 (25th percentile) to 1050 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 22 (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 (2.89 - 3.14) 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 41% choose to enroll.

Overall Howard Payne University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Howard Payne University was reported as 53.8% in Fall 2013 with over 1,590 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: 18 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Howard Payne University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.0%
  • 2010-2011: 62.2%
  • 2011-2012: 69.4%
  • 2012-2013: 50.3%
  • 2013-2014: 53.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.9%

How Does Howard Payne University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Howard Payne University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
McMurry University59.2%
Abilene Christian University48.9%
Hardin-Simmons University37.6%
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor84.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Howard Payne University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 22
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