Piedmont College

1021 Central Ave, Demorest, United States
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Overview of Piedmont College

About this school

Piedmont, founded in 1897, is a private, church-affiliated, multipurpose college. Its 115-acre campus is located in Demorest, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,281
    • Men:434 (33.9%)
    • Women:847 (66.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Piedmont College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
1
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 10|1021 Central Avenue
City, State, Zip
Demorest, GA  30535
Phone
(706) 776-0103
Fax
(706) 776-6635
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 1,287 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 771 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 516 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
291 (38%) of 766 admitted students enrolled
Women
185 (39%) of 475 admitted students enrolled
Men
106 (36%) of 291 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
511 average |460-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
535 average |490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,464 (63.33885666942833%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,870 (25.554059652029824%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (3.624689312344656%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,890 (7.482394366197183%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Piedmont College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001588
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
281 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
249 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
249 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
51 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$22,356
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 249 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,824
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 171 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,425
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 41 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
41 (14.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,974

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,061 (92.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
948 (89.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
947 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
159 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$20,522
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 944 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,583
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 731 (77.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,599
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 108 (11.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
167 (14.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,583

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,160
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,189

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


127

Part-Time Faculty


164

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 43% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 65% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
540,645

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Piedmont College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (27)


  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,959

Nearest Metropolitan Area


186 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Atlanta

Weather


Temperature
32 average low in January, 87 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Gainesville
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Toccoa

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
cheerleading

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Piedmont College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, campus activity board, student government association, team piedmont, national society of leadership and success, american marketing association-piedmont chapter

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,160

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,281
Women
847
Men
434

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 9.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.9% White
  • 13.9% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


1,080

Student Resources

Study resources