Paul Quinn College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College is a private, four-year HBCU situated on a tree-lined campus in Dallas, Texas. PQC is associated with the African Methodist Episcopal church and has roughly 240 students backed by a student/faculty ratio of 22 to 1. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.  For intercollegiate athletics, the Paul Quinn Tigers play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Red River Athletic Conference, and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).


  • Total Enrollment: 550 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male/56% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,920
  • Books: $ 600
  • Room and Board: $6,500
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $19,020

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,348
    • Loans: $5,932

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Legal Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer Out Rate: -%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 10%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

Overview of Paul Quinn College Admissions

Paul Quinn College had an acceptance rate of 90% in 2019, making it not overly selective. 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             

  • Paul Quinn College Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 362/472
    • SAT Math: 350/456
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 13/17
    • ACT English: 11/16
    • ACT Math: 13/16
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

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

Medgar Evers College (City University of New York), Livingstone College, Central State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Lane College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

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

Texas Southern University, California State University Dominguez Hills, Shaw University, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Wiley College, Albany State University, Paine College

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

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

Post University, Southern Vermont College, Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Albertus Magnus College

Applying to Paul Quinn College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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