Paine College

Augusta, GA
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1882
  • Enrollment: 310
  • Mascot: Lion
  • Colors: White and Purple
  • Motto: Emerging Anew
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Paine College, located in the heart of Augusta, Georgia, is a distinguished private, historically Black Methodist college that has been an integral part of the educational landscape since its inception in 1882. Founded with a mission to provide advanced education to African-American students, Paine College has a rich history of fostering academic excellence and social responsibility among its students. Over the years, it has evolved into a modern institution while maintaining its historical significance and commitment to its founding principles.

With an enrollment of 310 students, Paine College offers a variety of Bachelor's degree programs, with popular majors including Business, Sociology, Elementary Education, History, and Psychology. These programs reflect the college's dedication to preparing students for diverse professional fields and contributing positively to society. The college's "Emerging Anew" motto aptly represents its continuous evolution and adaptability in the ever-changing educational landscape.

In athletics, Paine College competes in NCAA Division II as part of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The college's athletic teams, known as the Lions, embody the spirit of courage, strength, and determination that Paine College instills in its students. The school's colors, white and purple, symbolize purity and royalty, resonating with the college's prestigious heritage. Paine College, with its deep-rooted history and commitment to academic and personal growth, continues to be a beacon of knowledge and development for its students and the wider community.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (706) 821-8320
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  • Financial Aid: (706) 821-8262
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Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Sociology
  • Elementary Education
  • History
  • Psychology

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NCAA Division II - National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Team Name: Lion’s

Men’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Track and Field

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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