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Howard Payne University Admission Requirements

Brownwood, Texas

Chances of getting into Howard Payne University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.9%
Admission Difficulty for Howard Payne University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Howard Payne University and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 913 out of 1,576 applicants were admitted making Howard Payne University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Howard Payne University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Howard Payne University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Howard Payne University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for Howard Payne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Howard Payne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Howard Payne University?

Howard Payne University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #50 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Howard Payne University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >70%
1025 to 1100 Avg + 58%-70%
950 to 1025 Avg - 45%-58%
875 to 950 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 875 Low <32%
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Howard Payne University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Howard Payne University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Howard Payne University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Howard Payne University?

Admission data indicates that Howard Payne University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #42 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Howard Payne University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Howard Payne University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >72%
20 to 23 Avg + 58%-72%
18 to 20 Avg - 47%-58%
16 to 18 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 16 Low <37%
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Howard Payne University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Howard Payne University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Howard Payne University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Howard Payne University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Howard Payne University accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Howard Payne University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

61% of Howard Payne University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Howard Payne University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 61%
Bottom 50% of class 39%
Bottom 25% of class 12%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Howard Payne University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 716 860 1,576
Accepted 397 516 913
Acceptance Rate 55% 60% 58%
Enrolled 93 170 263
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 33% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Howard Payne University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Howard Payne University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Howard Payne University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
Southwestern Adventist University

Keene, Texas

T
Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, Texas

W
Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Texas

H
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College

Moore, Oklahoma

E
East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas

F
Friends University

Wichita, Kansas

C
Cottey College

Nevada, Missouri

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225548 IPEDS survey data for Howard Payne University.

FAQs

Does Howard Payne University prefer SAT or ACT?

74% of students submit their SAT scores to Howard Payne University. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Howard Payne University?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Howard Payne University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Howard Payne University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1100. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Howard Payne University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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