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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Paine is a private, Christian college located in Augusta, Georgia. As a historically black college, Paine has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 432 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Paine acceptance rate is 40%. Popular majors include Business, English, and History. Graduating 13% of students, Paine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,200.
1235 15th St
Augusta, GA 30901
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Paine Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
800-940
ACT Range
14-17
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,683/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,974/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
432Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
37
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
93%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Spirited
    36%
  • Pretty layed back
    27%
  • Turn up
    27%
  • Ratchettttttt
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.25 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Awesome
    30%
  • Good school but is unorganized which is understood
    20%
  • "PCL got soul"
    20%
  • Vey unorganized
    20%
  • Underrated
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
13%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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I am a graduate of Paine College. Everyone from the President to the Support Staff works to help students achieve. I decided to earn a Ph.D. because of Paine College and its Faculty and Administration. Our motto was, "You can get there from here" and that was true for me. I just completed my Ph.D. from the University of Memphis and am working at Park University in Missouri!

At Paine College, you will be supported. You will learn in an environment that cares about you and your success. I love Paine College, and would not have had the academic success that I have without it.

Dr. Samaiyah Jones Scott
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The amount of support we have from the teachers and staff is exceptional! Also, the student life never leaves the campus with a dull moment.
My online experiences did not come about until this whole coronavirus thing came up then everything went virtual but how material was processed I think it was efficient but not so much effective.