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Your chances of getting into Paul Quinn College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

57.3%
Admission Difficulty for Paul Quinn College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Paul Quinn College is 57.3%.  Its admission rate is the 17th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

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

Paul Quinn College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,173 out of the 2,048 who applied were admitted.

Paul Quinn College typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Paul Quinn College?

57% 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.6 or better
  • Earn C+ grades in high school
  • Score 940 on the SAT
  • Score 15 on the ACT

Paul Quinn College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

2.6

Typical High School Grades 

C+

What GPA do you need to get into Paul Quinn College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Paul Quinn College are to have around a 2.6 high school GPA. You can get into Paul Quinn College with below average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Paul Quinn College accepts 57% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Paul Quinn College is 2.6 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn C+ letter grades and regularly score around 77-79 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #69 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Paul Quinn College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.6 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Paul Quinn College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required by Paul Quinn College. The school has a test blind policy.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

855-1015

Applicants Submitting SAT 

57%
SAT Scores for Paul Quinn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 425
Math 25th Percentile 430
Composite 25th Percentile 855
SAT Scores for Paul Quinn College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 495
Math 75th Percentile 520
Composite 75th Percentile 1015
Average SAT Score 940

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Paul Quinn College is 940 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 855-1015. Students who get into Paul Quinn College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Paul Quinn College ranks #61 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 940 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Paul Quinn College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 855 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 855, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 770, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Paul Quinn College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 940 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 935, you have around a 57% chance of being admitted. A 1015 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 72% chance of getting in.

Paul Quinn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1015 and Above Good >72%
935 to 1015 Avg + 57%-72%
855 to 935 Avg - 41%-57%
775 to 855 Reach 27%-41%
Less than 775 Low <27%
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Paul Quinn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

14-17 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

37%
ACT Scores for Paul Quinn College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 11
Math 25th Percentile 14
Composite 25th Percentile 14
ACT Scores for Paul Quinn College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 16
Math 75th Percentile 17
Composite 75th Percentile 17
Average ACT Score 15

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Paul Quinn College is 15, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 14 and 17.  The school ranks #62 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 15. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 14 and score in the score in the top 87 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Paul Quinn College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Paul Quinn College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Paul Quinn College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 15 score has around 57% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 76% with a 17 ACT score.

Paul Quinn College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
17 and Above Good >76%
15 to 17 Avg + 57%-76%
14 to 15 Avg - 46%-57%
13 to 14 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 13 Low <36%
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High School Class Rank

61% of Paul Quinn College freshman are in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Paul Quinn College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9.86%
Top 25% of class 19.7%
Top 50% of class 39%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Paul Quinn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,354 694 2,048
Accepted 774 399 1,173
Acceptance Rate 57% 57% 57%
Enrolled 61 50 111
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 13% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

6

Applicants have 6 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Paul Quinn College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Paul Quinn College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Required to be considered for admission

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Paul Quinn College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Paul Quinn College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 2.6 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 940 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1015 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 15 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227429 IPEDS survey data for Paul Quinn College.

FAQs

Does Paul Quinn College prefer SAT or ACT?

57% of students submit their SAT scores to Paul Quinn College. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Paul Quinn College?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Paul Quinn 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 Paul Quinn College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 855 and 1015. The average SAT score is 935. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Paul Quinn College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 17. The average ACT score is 15. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.