Paine College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Paine College
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into Paine College and can I get accepted? The school has a 32% acceptance rate. Last year, 824 out of 2,591 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 87 percent. Paine College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 12% 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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Paine College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT52%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||400|
|SAT Composite 25th||830|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||1010|
|Average SAT Score||920|
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 87 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 830 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 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1010 and Above||Good||>44%|
|920 to 1010||Avg +||32%-44%|
|830 to 920||Avg -||22%-32%|
|740 to 830||Reach||14%-22%|
|Less than 740||Low||<14%|
Paine College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT55%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||11|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||14|
|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. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Paine College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|18 and Above||Good||>44%|
|16 to 18||Avg +||32%-44%|
|14 to 16||Avg -||22%-32%|
|12 to 14||Reach||14%-22%|
|Less than 12||Low||<14%|
Avg. High School GPA2.95
Typical High School GradesB-
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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Paine College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
58% of Paine College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||16%||12%|
Applications were DueJul 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Paine College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140720 IPEDS survey data for Paine College.