Piedmont College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Piedmont College Admissions Overview:

Piedmont College is a generally accessible school; in 2016, it admitted 57% of those who applied. Interested students can apply with the Common Application (more on that below), or with the school's application. Additional required materials include scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and a personal essay. For complete instructions, be sure to visit Piedmont's website, or contact someone from the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Piedmont College Description:

Located in Demorest, Georgia, Piedmont College was founded in 1897--originally known as the J.S. Green Collegiate Institute. It was renamed Piedmont College in the 1940s, and has continued to expand. There is an expansion campus located in Athens, Georgia. Demorest is about an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta; the city itself has a population of around 2,000. At Piedmont, students have a balance of a smaller setting with a bustling city nearby--the perfect blend of quiet and culture. The college is made up of four distinct schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Education.

Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration, Psychology, and Theatre. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in a number of extra-curricular activities. Academic clubs (Chemistry Club, Debate Team, Social Science Club), religious groups (Christian Athletes, Washington Gladden Society), and performing arts ensembles (Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble) are just a few ways students can get involved.

On the athletic front, the Piedmont Lions compete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), within Division III, in the USA South Athletic Conference. Popular sports include soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,266 (1,295 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,112
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,890
  • Total Cost: $36,802

Piedmont College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,346
    • Loans: $6,044

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Baseball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Cycling, Lacrosse

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Elementary Education, Nursing, Business Administration, Drama/Theatre Arts, Psychology, Junior High Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Piedmont and the Common Application

    Piedmont College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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