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Paine College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Augusta, GA. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The United Methodist affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, around 930 students, offers students a more hands on education due to the number of students per class and easier access to faculty.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs Paine College offers:
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Communications And Journalism
Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 14 to 18 on the ACT or 1020 to 1310 on the SAT are required to increase the chance of admission. This school has an admissions rate of 69 percent of which only 14 percent chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at paine.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $14,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $3,000 annually. Some students at Paine College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The mascot for Paine College is the "Lions", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
- Softball (NCAA Division II)
- Track and Field, Outdoor (NCAA Division II)
To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.paine.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Paine College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Paine College.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Recommended
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||340 - 430|
|SAT ® Math||340 - 440|
|SAT ® Writing||330 - 410|
|SAT ® Total Score||1010 - 1280|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||12 - 17|
|ACT ® Math||15 - 17|
|ACT ® Composite Score||14 - 18|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into Paine College.
|Granted Admissions||1,213 (44%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||268 (22%)|
Paine College has a total student population of about 840.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $12,000-$14,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Part time students pay in the range of $480 to $580 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$6,604|
|Receiving Student Loans||94%||$6,540|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 25%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Paine College may offer services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Paine College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 27%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)
Paine College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC (15 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Beaufort in Bluffton, SC (102 miles away)
- Savannah State University in Savannah, GA (114 miles away)
- Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA (121 miles away)
- Gordon College in Barnesville, GA (128 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Paine College for official up-to-date information.