Private 4 Year

Paine College

Augusta, Georgia

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Paine College overview
Location Augusta, Georgia
Online paine.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Paine College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Paine College, located in Augusta, Georgia, is a private historically Black college that offers a liberal arts education and was founded in 1882. Rooted in Christian principles, the college boasts a small, close-knit campus environment with a mix of contemporary and historic buildings within an urban setting. Situated in close proximity to Georgia's second-largest city, Paine College provides students with a spectrum of cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. The academic profile includes emphases on STEM fields, business, education, and the humanities, with certain programs garnering particular recognition for their rigor and graduate success rates. While information on selectivity is generalized, Paine College maintains a moderately selective admissions process. The college offers on-campus housing options, ranging from traditional dormitories to apartment-style living for upperclassmen. Paine College fields several athletic teams known as the Lions, though the institution emphasizes academics and personal development over widely-known athletic prominence.

In the most recent statistical year 3,302 prospective students applied, and 1,701 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 90 enrolled in the school.  273 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 37 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,706 plus fees of $1,890.

Paine College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Paine College is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 776/976
ACT 15/19
Estimated GPA 2.81

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jul 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Paine College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $7,512
Budget for Other Expenses$3,024
Total One Year Cost$27,632

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$28,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

27% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Paine College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Communication 16%
Social Sciences 15%
Biology 14%
Psychology 11%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140720 IPEDS survey data for Paine College.

Current students may use the Paine College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.

Last updated February 24, 2024