Paine College: Narrative Description

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1235 15th St.
Augusta, GA 30901-3182
Tel: (706)821-8200
Free: 800-476-7703
Admissions: (706)821-8320
Fax: (706)821-8293
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 55-acre urban campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $10.7 million. Total enrollment: 882. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 3,357 applied, 25% were admitted. Full-time: 806 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 76 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 3 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 98% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Augusta State University, Clark Atlanta University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, medical history, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $14,086 includes full-time tuition ($8954), mandatory fees ($672), and college room and board ($4460). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $373 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $336 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Founders' Day, Conference on the Black Experience. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 506 students; 519 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Collins-Callaway Library with 88,809 books, 6,931 microform titles, 5,447 serials, 1,655 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $355,233. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Augusta, located on the Savannah River in east central Georgia, is a river port and industrial center, and is the third leading producer of clay products in the southeast. All forms of transportation are available. Recreational facilities include lakes for fishing, boating and hunting, golf courses, horseback riding, and polo. The famous Augusta National Golf Club course, home of the Masters Golf Tournament, is located here. Some of the points of interest are the Mackay Trading Post, Meadow Garden, Fort Augusta, Confederate Monument, New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam System, churches of historic interest, and two large enclosed shopping malls, one of which is the largest in Georgia.

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