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Paine College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Paine College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,161 out of 3,790 applicants or 31% were admitted making Paine College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Paine College typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,418 1,372 3,790
Accepted 772 389 1,161
Acceptance Rate 32% 28% 31%
Enrolled 78 53 131
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 14% 11%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Paine College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Paine College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 14 and above. 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 17 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Paine College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 740 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 645. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 835 out of 1600. 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 740 930
SAT Reading 370 480
SAT Math 360 450
ACT Composite 14 17
ACT English 11 16
ACT Math 15 17

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
17 and Above Good >48%
15 to 17 Avg + 31%-48%
14 to 15 Avg - 24%-31%
13 to 14 Reach 18%-24%
Less than 13 Low <18%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
930 and Above Good >43%
835 to 930 Avg + 31%-43%
740 to 835 Avg - 21%-31%
645 to 740 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 645 Low <13%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 41 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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