Paine College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Paine College

Paine College is a private, four-year institution in Augusta, Georgia. It is an HBCU associated with both the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Paine Lions plays in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).


  • Total Enrollment: 469 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,096
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $6,662
  • Other Expenses: $3,024
  • Total Cost: $26,782

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 90%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,605
    • Loans: $8,258

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Paine College Admissions

Even though Paine College has an acceptance rate of only 40%, students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps.

Admissions Data                        

  • Paine College Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 410/490
    • SAT Math: 370/490
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 14/18
    • ACT English: 11/16
    • ACT Math: 15/17
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Miles College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Miles College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Stillman College, Clark Atlanta University, Lane College, Tuskegee University, Rust College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Miles College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Alabama State University, Albany State University, University of West Alabama, Troy University, Jacksonville State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Miles College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Savannah State University, Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Alabama A & M University, Tougaloo College

Applying to Paine College

Application Deadline: July 15

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