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Brownwood, Texas

Howard Payne University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Howard Payne University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.2%
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 59% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 826 out of 1,396 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 58 percent. Howard Payne University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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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Howard Payne University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for Howard Payne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Howard Payne University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1090

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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 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #51 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Howard Payne University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >71%
1090 to 1170 Avg + 59%-71%
1010 to 1090 Avg - 46%-59%
930 to 1010 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 930 Low <33%
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Howard Payne University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for Howard Payne University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Howard Payne University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #43 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Howard Payne University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Howard Payne University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >74%
20 to 22 Avg + 59%-74%
19 to 20 Avg - 50%-59%
18 to 19 Reach 41%-50%
Less than 18 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 59% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Howard Payne University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 688 708 1,396
Accepted 385 441 826
Acceptance Rate 56% 62% 59%
Enrolled 103 150 253
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 34% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Howard Payne University and what considerations affect 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

40% of students submit their SAT scores to Howard Payne University. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

59% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1170. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 22. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.