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Howard Payne University is a private institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,091, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Howard Payne University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 14. Its tuition and fees are $23,200 (2013-14).
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In keeping with the university's commitment to small classes and personalized instruction, science students conduct original research with faculty members in their areas. The results of these research projects are routinely submitted to competitive scholastic organizations like the Texas Academy of Science. Howard Payne students routinely achieve recognition in these forums.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Howard Payne University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 50.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||50.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Howard Payne University is 11:1, and the school has 72.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Howard Payne University include: Social Sciences; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||35%|
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Howard Payne University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,091, with a gender distribution of 50.1 percent male students and 49.9 percent female students. At this school, 56.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43.4 percent of students live off campus. Howard Payne University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Howard Payne University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Howard Payne University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Howard Payne University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Howard Payne University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Howard Payne University, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,104.
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|Tuition and fees||$23,200 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,858 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data