Paine College

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Paine College is a historically black college found in Augusta, GA. The smaller size of enrollment, which is around 490 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 798 (25th percentile) to 943 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 14 (25th percentile) to 17 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Paine College average GPA (2.51 - 2.72) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 65% with 5% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Paine College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Paine College was reported as 64.9% in Fall 2020 with over 3,160 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 14 - 17
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.72

How Hard Is It to Get into Paine College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Paine College and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Paine College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 24.6%
  • 2017-2018: 31.8%
  • 2018-2019: 39.7%
  • 2019-2020: 64.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 43.1%

How Does Paine College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Paine College is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Erskine College69.7%
Emmanuel College46.2%
Brewton-Parker College96.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Paine College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 483
Math388 - 460
Total Score798 - 943
ACT®Score Range
English12 - 18
Math15 - 16
Composite Score14 - 17
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