Brownwood, TX
Howard Payne University


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Wesley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The key word in making the most of your college experience is commitment. You must be committed to learning all you can and n...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The key word in making the most of your college experience is commitment. You must be committed to learning all you can and not giving up when times get hard. Work hard and leave the partying to those who don't care. Always respect your professors and they will help you. But most of all, you must abide by these three words: "and then some". Do what is required of you and then some. You can't go wrong as long as you put forth your best and don't hold back.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is interested in learning, not partying. Must be hard-working and focused.

Angela
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are my friends.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are my friends.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students should visit various colleges and pick a college based on the way they feel while they are on campus. The student should be able to see themselves there and shouldn't worry about what other people want them to do. Students and parents should also talk to someone on campus about the major that they will fall in so that they are not surprised about what classes will or will not be offered.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing is the food on campus. There is not very much variety.

Daniel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very friendly people, different kinds of people to meet, many people in the "real" know HPU, either alumi or just cause. Really good school to attend.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important where you go, however, it is what you make it. It doesn't matter where you go you will find what you want to. Have fun and choose a place where you feel you will be comfortable, and don't go somewhere just because everyone else is!

Tabitha
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

HPU is a community that encourages students to do their best work for their own benefit as well as those who will come later.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

HPU is a community that encourages students to do their best work for their own benefit as well as those who will come later.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

HPU is known for our Lady Jackets basketball team (national champions 2008) and for the high quality students we produce, especially in Christian studies, music, education, and science.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be afraid of finding "the perfect school." Decide what your priorities in a school are, and don't compromise them - make school be what you want it to be. Put forth your best effort, and then have fun; trust me, there will be time for it, and you won't have to feel guilty.

Derek
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend that students be real with themselves and what they want to do. If they enjoy being in an atmosphere that ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend that students be real with themselves and what they want to do. If they enjoy being in an atmosphere that more closly resembles a crowded party scene, then a smaller more private university is not a good fit for them. If they want to be able to pick from a rather large variety of majors and class options, then they need to look for a school that offers such. And parents, putting added pressures on a student to figure out right now what they want from life and who they will be in ten years is a bad idea. These next few years are a time when people really begin to uncover who they are and what they stand for. There is no way of knowing who a person will turn out as when you ask them right before they undergo such a process and time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a large campus and surrounding city where there is always a million things to do or an easy way to get lost in the crown should not attend this school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes the size gets to me. Having most people know who you are makes finding moments to yourself difficult sometimes.

Justin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are several things that I would tell anyone who is about to embark on the endeavor of choosing a college and a major. M...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There are several things that I would tell anyone who is about to embark on the endeavor of choosing a college and a major. My advice would simply be to follow what your heart tells you. This may sound cheesy and unrealistic but, in reality, it's not. If you want to attend a large university, go for it! If you want to major in something that you've always dreamed of doing, do it! Never listen to doubt. Do not deter from your dream because or hard circumstances. It is your dream, your future, and your life. Put your faith in what you most believe in and let God handle the rest. This is the chance of a lifetime, and it is your chance.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The size would definatly be the worst thing about Howard Payne. It's just not big enough to make you feel like you are at an institute of higher learning. I also believe that the size limits the students to finding a more diverse set of career opportunities. People on campus usually say 'this college was made for future preachers and teachers'. And I'd have to say they're right.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who wish to venture into the Engineering fields of study would not be satisfied receiving an education at Howard Payne. For one thing, we don't offer any engineering degrees in the first place, and, secondly, Howard Payne would not have the correct facilities for housing such a practice. I would not discourage pre-Medical students from attending, however. Our Biological Studies department is quite adept.

Randen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is place filled with good people with good values.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is place filled with good people with good values.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The location. It is by nothing and it is hard to get companies intrest here.

Lesley
Describe the students at your school.

I would describe my classmates as friendly overall.

Describe the students at your school.

I would describe my classmates as friendly overall.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students alike to really take the time to figure out what characteristics that they really love in a college and what works best for them. I would definitley encourage them to spend time visiting different kinds of colleges to find what really is going to give them the best experience while helping them meet their educational goals. Once they find the college that fits them, I'd tell them to dig in. Again, getting the best experience really depends on how much the student puts into it. By digging in and getting involved and seeing what's out there, students are going to find the place that they love to fit the most and that's going to make their college experience so much more memorable. The academics will fall into place if they've chosen the place that they believed was the best fit. It's the balance between the academic and social that makes for a great college experience. Not only will this give them great memories, but it will prepare them for the future beyond college. It will give them their footing for the rest of their life.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tend to brag about the smallness of the school and how that translates into a quality education and just a good class experience.

Denise
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Although some may focus on environment and chances to have fun, the most important thing is your education. Which school has ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Although some may focus on environment and chances to have fun, the most important thing is your education. Which school has an academic plan to suit your own needs? Go to one that has the major you need, and tools to help you grow. Before going to this school, I never had the opportunity to participate in music with such dedication. My other university didn't have a cohesion between the theater and music departments, and very few ensembles. Go where you can recieve the best knowledge and experience. However, also take into account location. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss the big city. Choose and environment thats familiar, or at least has access to what you know. When you are surrounded by the familiar, college seems like less of a transition, and more of a continuation to your education. Also, check out the school's policy on AP credits. If they accept anything lower than a 3, run far in the other direction. Low standards do not prepare you for success. If you plan on graduate work, pick a school that is know for students continuing. Always increase your chance for success.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Ability to participate in musical performances, the small classes and closeness of the campus.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the lack of diversity. Most of the campus could be described as "all-american" good boy, good girl. Being exotic or ethnic sets you apart. The very conservative values and predominance of one faith feels exclusive.

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  • 1,098
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $26,630
  • Acceptance rate
  • 88%

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