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Paine College is a private institution that was founded in 1882. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 891, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 65 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Paine College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 75. Its tuition and fees are $12,502 (2011-12).
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The Mission of Paine College, a church-related private institution, is 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. Paine College is special because of the caring faculty, staff members, and alumni who guide students as they study to achieve their academic goals and assist in their personal development. A special strength is the Undergraduate to Graduate Program, a structured support program that provides guidance and assistance related to completing all steps associated with enrolling in graduate school. The teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the business administration programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Paine College is an active member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, and 75 percent of all majors develop and present a thesis as a graduation requirement. Thirty-five (35) percent of our students engage in scholarly presentations on campus and at professional meetings. Globalization has caused an increased integration of cultures on a worldwide basis. More and more, U.S. and European companies and military installations are branching out globally to areas such as Turkey, Afghanistan, and Middle Eastern countries. It is critical that emphasis be placed on learning the native languages and cultural customs of Middle Eastern and other countries in order to effectively carry out peacekeeping, business, health, and human services operations. Paine College launched the Critical Languages Institute to teach Middle Eastern languages to members of all military branches, enlisted soldiers, servicemen and servicewomen, wounded warriors, disabled veterans, and civilians in an online and blended environment. Paine College's accelerated program at the Fort Gordon military base is tailored to meet the needs of the students (who are primarily soldiers) and their family members; it allows them to earn a baccalaureate degree in either one or two years. The student may earn the baccalaureate degree in one year provided that he or she has an associate degree at the time of matriculation at Paine. The baccalaureate degrees are offered in the areas of Sociology and Business Administration. The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is one of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's premier programs and the centerpiece of the Foundation's long-term effort to help remedy the serious shortage of faculty of color (particularly African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans) in higher education. MMUF aims to create a legacy of qualified and gifted scholars of color who, along with others committed to eradicating racial disparities, will provide opportunities for all students to experience and learn from the perspectives of diverse faculty members. Paine College is proud to be one of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions with faculty who mentor three (3) Mellon Mays fellows.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist Churches|
When applying to Paine College, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Paine College is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.4%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Paine College is 12:1, and the school has 67.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Paine College include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Criminology; Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication; and Sociology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.2 percent.
Paine College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 891, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students. At this school, 53.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47.0 percent of students live off campus. Paine College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Paine College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Paine College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Paine College, 35 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Paine College.
|Students who have cars on campus||35%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
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|Tuition and fees||$12,502 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,094 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data