About Paine College

Founded in 1882, Paine College. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 502 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Paine College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 32 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Paine College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate24%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range620-830
ACT Range14-17

Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 3 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

44% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 22% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Paine College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    21 Students rated on-campus housing 2.6 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    15 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    22 Students rated campus food 1.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    21 Students rated campus facilities 2.6 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    21 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    21 Students rated school activities 2.5 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    22 Students rated local services 4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    21 Students rated academics 2.5 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

Paine College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Paine College?

1 Students rated Paine College

Essence - 06/20/2019

It needs a lot of work

Paine College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Paine College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Paine College is 24%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I realized this school was the perfect fit for me when I visited the College in December 2009. Not only did I receive a campus tour, I met the softball coach as well as some of the team, along with meeting and having a conversation with the college President, Dr. George C. Bradley. I was thoroughly impressed and I knew this is the institute for me. Pain College has been in existence since 1882; the campus is a not large and overwhelming. It is just the right size. The college is a church-related private institution, with the mission to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and service in the African American community, the nation, and the world. It is an hour and half drive from my hometown of Lithonia, Georgia. I have met a lot of people who have assisted me and made my college experience worthwhile. My lifelong fondness for animals has led me to choose the field of veterinary services as the career I would like to pursue.

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    One who is not comfortable around majority of African Americans. Have to get what they need outside of the school and having a hard time with money situations.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Paine College is a great place to further your education, your relationship with Lord, and get connected with the faculty, staff, and students.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My class mate are wonderful people.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When i was Freshman at Paine and had the time to go out all i would brag about was the parties to my friends , and tell them how much fun they were and the new faces i met , and how it was great to get away from campus drama and school work and take your mind away from things that clouded it at times ! the Parties at school then were the best.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is unique because everyone on campus greets you and welcome. My head track and field coach is an Olympian, a gold medalist.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about school would have to be learning how to handle your own buisness and not having anyone to help you. You have to learn how to make your own decisions.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There isn't enough Clubs and more electives provided ! we have more disputes and problems inthenews rather than hearing something good about our campus. The school spirit is there , but half haertedly ! i feel as though if they had more events geared to each and every person more students would sit around less and get more involved ! we dont offer much and that's the main problem that certainly needs fixing !

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school is a person whom likes to do nothing, basically hang around campus and be bored.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is a Methodist based and built institution and we are a HBCU (historically black college and university)

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    In my opinion, the best thing about Paine College are the teaches and the professors. I can honestly say that most of them are willing to work with you and push you to do better. They never want to fail you, and they really try to give you alot of opprotunities to do well in the class. Also, they are always in their offices so if you need any help they are always there for you. I am not really a big fan of Paine College but i do like their professors.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known about the food the college serves. I also wish I would have known about the dorms.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love rhis school. It alows me to learn one on one and interact with the teacher. It has many opportunities to offer as a student

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Paine College receive some sort of financial aid. 83% were awarded federal grants. While 94% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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