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Paine College Admission Requirements

Augusta, Georgia

Chances of getting into Paine College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.7%
Admission Difficulty for Paine College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Paine College and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,464 out of 3,686 applicants were admitted making Paine College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 90 percent. Paine College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Paine College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Paine College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
780-980
Applicants Submitting SAT
49%
SAT Scores for Paine College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 370
SAT Composite 25th 780
SAT Scores for Paine College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 490
SAT Math 75th 490
SAT Composite 75th 980
Average SAT Score 880

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Paine College?

Paine College typically requires applicants to be in the top 92 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 780 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 680. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 880 out of 1600. The school ranks #44 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Paine College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
980 and Above Good >53%
880 to 980 Avg + 40%-53%
780 to 880 Avg - 28%-40%
680 to 780 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 680 Low <19%
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Paine College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Paine College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 11
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Paine College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 16
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Paine College?

Admission data indicates that Paine College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #45 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Paine College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Paine College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >53%
16 to 18 Avg + 40%-53%
14 to 16 Avg - 28%-40%
12 to 14 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 12 Low <19%
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Paine College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.95
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Paine College?

You can get into Paine College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Paine College was 2.95 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in Georgia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Paine College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Paine College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 1% Good
3.50 to 3.75 5% Good
3.25 to 3.50 4% Good
3.00 to 3.25 15% Good
2.75 to 3.00 33% Good
2.50 to 2.75 36% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 6% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

58% of Paine College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Paine College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5%
Top 25% of class 15%
Top 50% of class 42%
Bottom 50% of class 58%
Bottom 25% of class 25%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Paine College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,419 1,267 3,686
Accepted 967 497 1,464
Acceptance Rate 40% 39% 40%
Enrolled 113 90 203
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 18% 14%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Paine College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Paine College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Paine College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
J
Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

E
Edward Waters College

Jacksonville, Florida

T
Trinity Baptist College

Jacksonville, Florida

B
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

A
Averett University

Danville, Virginia

F
Ferrum College

Ferrum, Virginia

A
Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

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

FAQs

Does Paine College prefer SAT or ACT?

49% of students submit their SAT scores to Paine College. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Paine College?

40% of those who apply are granted admission to Paine College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Paine College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 780 and 980. 49% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Paine College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 18. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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