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Paul Quinn College

Dallas, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%

Paul Quinn College Admissions

Paul Quinn College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Paul Quinn College is 99%. Last year, 632 students applied to Paul Quinn College and 623 were admitted.

If you are applying to Paul Quinn College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 6/1 and the fee for the application costs $25.

Paul Quinn College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Paul Quinn College's admissions stats.

Paul Quinn College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9.86%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 51%
Waitlist No

Paul Quinn College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Paul Quinn College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 6 1

Want to Apply Early to Paul Quinn College?

Paul Quinn College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Paul Quinn College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Paul Quinn College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Paul Quinn College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Paul Quinn College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Interview Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
First Generation Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Paul Quinn College for more information on admission factors.

Paul Quinn College Application Requirements

To apply to Paul Quinn College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Paul Quinn College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements Resume
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Paul Quinn College?

Students admitted to Paul Quinn College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 90.1% submitted a class rank. At Paul Quinn College 9.86% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 19.7% were in the top 25% and 39.4% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Paul Quinn College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Paul Quinn College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Paul Quinn College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 34% of Paul Quinn College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Paul Quinn College, you should strive to earn between 13 and 18 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 18 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Paul Quinn College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 18, and three out of four students scored lower than 18 on the ACT.

A 13 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Paul Quinn College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 13.

More Information on Transferring to Paul Quinn College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Paul Quinn College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Paul Quinn College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Paul Quinn College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Paul Quinn College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Paul Quinn College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Paul Quinn College accept transfer credits?

✅ Paul Quinn College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Paul Quinn College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Paul Quinn College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Paul Quinn College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Paul Quinn College?

❌ No, Paul Quinn College is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Paul Quinn College's acceptance rate?

✅ Paul Quinn College has an acceptance rate of 99%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Paul Quinn College?

❌ Paul Quinn College does not offer early decision.

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Paul Quinn College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Paul Quinn College? Paul Quinn College is a somewhat selective institution. The Paul Quinn College acceptance rate is 99%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.


Paul Quinn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Paul Quinn College is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Paul Quinn College is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Paul Quinn College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Paul Quinn College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Paul Quinn College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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