A historically African-American institution, Paine College in Augusta, Georgia was founded in 1882 and maintains a close affiliation to the Methodist and Episcopal Churches. It awarded about 100 bachelor’s degrees in 2015 across its two schools (of Arts & Sciences and of Professional Studies), with an overall enrollment of just over 500. Financial aid staff coordinate a popular work-study program, and offer scholarships to those who qualify. The Paine Lions enjoy a wide array of social opportunities, including eight Greek chapters and several academic clubs, and compete in NCAA Division II sports ranging from men’s and women’s basketball to cross-country and golf. And culture is rich here, too: in January 2016 PC attracted the Dance Theatre of Harlem (known for classical ballet), which held an athletic workshop in Paine’s HEAL Complex. For a different and powerful perspective on higher education, Paine College is the place to be!