First-Year Student

For more than 130 years, students have found a welcoming, Christ-centered academic home at Howard Payne University. When you join the Yellow Jacket family, you become a part of the university’s rich heritage.

The Basics

  1. Submit your FREE application
  2. Submit your high school transcript
  3. Submit your ACT,  SAT or CLT scores

Please send transcripts and test scores to:

Howard Payne University
Office of Admission
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801

Fax: 325-649-8901

The Details

Unconditional admission is typically offered to students who have maintained a “B” average or better in high school, whose ACT composite score is 19 or above or whose SAT score is 990 or above or whose CLT score is 64 or above, and who meet all other admission requirements.


First-year students may be awarded merit scholarships worth up to $16,000 per year based on their high school performance and their ACT, SAT or CLT test scores!

Visit HPU

You and your family are invited to tour our beautiful campus while getting to know our faculty, staff and current students. You’ll walk away from your visit with a free t-shirt and a good feel for what life is like here at HPU.

Admissions Team

Julia Rodriguez Arreola | Howard Payne University

Julia Rodriguez-Arreola
Admission Counselor

San Antonio, South TX, El Paso, Dallas & East Texas

(325) 400-3586


Titus Brown | Howard Payne University

Titus Brown
Admission Counselor

Fort Worth & Out of State

(325) 400-2518


Emmanuel Jimenez | Howard Payne University

Emmanuel Jimenez
Admission Counselor

West TX, Panhandle, Southeast TX & Houston

(325) 400-3845


Cassia Rose | Howard Payne University

Cassia Rose
Admission Counselor

Central Texas &
Heart of Texas

(325) 400-3478


Cammie Bowren | Howard Payne University

Cammie Bowren
Admission Counselor

New Braunfels Center

(325) 400-3132


Matt Rutkowski | Howard Payne University

Matt Rutkowski
Admission Counselor

 El Paso Center

(325) 400-3191


Apply Now!

 Ready to get started on your lifelong journey as an HPU Yellow Jacket?​ Apply for free today!

Already Accepted?

​Congratulations, Yellow Jacket!