Private 4 Year

Paine College Admission Requirements

Augusta, Georgia

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Your chances of getting into Paine College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Paine College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Paine College is 52%.  Its admission rate is the 11th lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Paine College and can you get accepted?

Paine College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 440 out of the 846 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 81 percent (SAT 776/976 ACT 15/19). Paine College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.81. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Paine College?

52% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Paine College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.81 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 880 on the SAT
  • Score 17 on the ACT

Paine College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Paine College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Paine College are to have around a 2.81 high school GPA. You can get into Paine College with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Paine College accepts 52% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Paine College is 2.81 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #46 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.8 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 2.81 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Paine College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Paine College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Paine College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 408
Math 25th Percentile 368
Composite 25th Percentile 776
SAT Scores for Paine College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 493
Math 75th Percentile 483
Composite 75th Percentile 976
Average SAT Score 880

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Paine College is 880 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 776-976. Students who get into Paine College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Paine College ranks #44 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 880 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Paine College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 776 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 776, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 670, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 880 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 876, you have around a 52% chance of being admitted. A 976 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 67% chance of getting in.

Paine College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
976 and Above Good >67%
876 to 976 Avg + 52%-67%
776 to 876 Avg - 36%-52%
676 to 776 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 676 Low <23%
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Paine College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Paine College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 12
Math 25th Percentile 14
Composite 25th Percentile 15
ACT Scores for Paine College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 19
Math 75th Percentile 17
Composite 75th Percentile 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Paine College is 17, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 15 and 19.  The school ranks #43 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 17. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 15 and score in the score in the top 81 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Paine College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Paine College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 17 score has around 52% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 67% with a 19 ACT score.

Paine College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >67%
17 to 19 Avg + 52%-67%
15 to 17 Avg - 36%-52%
13 to 15 Reach 23%-36%
Less than 13 Low <23%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Paine College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 474 372 846
Accepted 268 172 440
Acceptance Rate 57% 46% 52%
Enrolled 29 50 79
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 29% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 272 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Paine College is $25.

Application Requirements

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

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Paine College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 2.81 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 880 will further improve your application. If you can get a 976 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 17 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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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.


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?

52% 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 776 and 976. The average SAT score is 876. 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 15 and 19. The average ACT score is 17. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.