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About Paine College

Paine College is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Augusta, Georgia. Paine College was founded in 1882 and enrolls 189 undergrads and no graduate students.

Paine College offers housing for up to 589 students.

Paine College's endowment was valued at $12.263 million in 2021. The institution spends around $7,713 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Paine College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Average GPA 2.8
Mean ACT score 17
Mean SAT score 871
Tuition $14,206

Paine College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Paine College

Paine College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Paine College

It is slightly difficult to get into Paine College. In 2021, Paine College accepted 75% of applicants. In 2021, 1,802 out of 2,403 total applicants were accepted.

Paine College Waitlist 2021

Paine College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Paine College?

Paine College is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Paine College, applicants must submit the following items.

Paine College Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements score of 500 on each Georgia high school exit exam
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

Paine College Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Paine College is 2.8 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 871. The mean ACT score for Paine College students is 17.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Paine College.

Does Paine College Require the ACT or SAT?

Paine College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 55% submitted the SAT. 27% submitted the ACT.

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Does Paine College Offer Dorms?

Yes! Paine College provides on-campus housing for up to 589 students.

Paine College students are active in the school's Wesley Fellowship, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society and International Student Association. Homecoming, Conference on the Black Experience, and and Harlem Renaissance are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Paine College.

Financial Aid at Paine College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Paine College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Paine College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Paine College, around 20% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 204 students who started at Paine College as first-time freshman, 14 graduate within four years.

Around 8% of students who started at Paine College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $2,304 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Paine College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Paine College a good school for you?

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Where is Paine College?

Paine College is located in the urban setting of Augusta, Georgia, less than an hour from Columbia and SC.

If you want to see Paine College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Augusta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Augusta Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Paine College and Augusta are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1235 15th Street Augusta, GA 30901-3182

Campus Setting: Urban

Paine College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Paine College is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Paine College is Jul 1.

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Wondering what life at Paine College is like? There are approximately 189 students enrolled at Paine College. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from GA and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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