Augusta, Georgia

Paine College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Paine College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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 32% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Paine College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 830
SAT Scores for Paine College
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. The school ranks #44 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Paine College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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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
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 #44 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Paine College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Paine College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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

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%

Admission Statistics

Paine College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,629 962 2,591
Accepted 544 280 824
Acceptance Rate 33% 29% 32%
Enrolled 50 45 95
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 16% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 223 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Paine College before the Jul 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Paine College and what considerations affect 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

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