Paul Quinn College Admissions

Paul Quinn College had an acceptance rate of 32% in 2016, making it fairly selective. Applicants will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation. For additional requirements and instructions, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with an admissions counselor. 

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Paul Quinn College Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 280 / 4510
    • SAT Math: 310 / 520
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 12 / 25
    • ACT English: 8 / 22
    • ACT Math: 13 / 27
    • ACT Writing: - / -


Founded in 1872, Paul Quinn College is a private, four-year historically Black college located on a tree-lined campus in a residential neighborhood on the southern edge of Dallas, Texas. PQC is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal church and has roughly 240 students who are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The college's most popular academic programs are in business and legal studies. For fun outside of the classroom, PQC is home to a host of student clubs, Greek organizations, and men’s soccer as a club sport. For intercollegiate athletics, the Paul Quinn Tigers compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Red River Athletics Conference, and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). PQC has teams for men’s and women’s cross country, basketball, and track and field, and the school's teams have won 16 conference championships and a National Small College Athletic Association championship.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 436 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 to 2017)

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,318
  • Books: $ -
  • Room and Board: $6,000
  • Other Expenses: $3,600
  • Total Cost: $17,918

Paul Quinn College Financial Aid (2015 to 2016)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,864
    • Loans: $2,127

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Legal Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 57%
  • Transfer Out Rate: -%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 3%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 8%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Paul Quinn College Mission Statement

The mission of the College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace.
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