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Piedmont International University Overview

Piedmont International University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Winston-Salem makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Piedmont International University Known For?

69 Undergraduate Awards
$18,045 Avg Cost After Aid
36% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Piedmont International University since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Piedmont International University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 39% of the faculty were full-time.

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Piedmont International University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Piedmont International University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Online Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Piedmont International University?

Location of Piedmont International University

Contact details for Piedmont International University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 420 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-725-8344

How Do I Get Into Piedmont International University?

You can apply to Piedmont International University online at:

Admission Requirements for Piedmont International University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Piedmont International University?

36% Acceptance Rate
37% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
Piedmont International University has a fairly low acceptance rate of 36%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 63% of accepted students are men and 37% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to Piedmont International University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 410 and 550. Math scores were between 380 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Piedmont International University  ( 410 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Piedmont International University  ( 380 to 520 )
Piedmont International University received ACT scores from 60% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 18. Math scores were between 16 and 18. Composite scores were between 15 and 19.

ACT English Scores for Piedmont International University  ( 14 to 18 )
ACT Math Scores for Piedmont International University  ( 16 to 18 )
ACT Composite Scores for Piedmont International University  ( 15 to 19 )

Can I Afford Piedmont International University?

$18,045 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
10.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Piedmont International University is $18,045. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Piedmont International University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,234 a year. That adds up to $32,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Piedmont International University is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Piedmont International University Undergraduate Student Diversity

398 Full-Time Undergraduates
40% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 496 undergraduate students at Piedmont International University, with 398 being full-time and 98 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Piedmont International University

There are also 400 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 398 full-time undergraduates at Piedmont International University, 60% are male and 40% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Piedmont International University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Piedmont International University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Piedmont International University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 85
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 208
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 57

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Piedmont International University. At this time, 5 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 5 countries are represented at Piedmont International University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kenya, Haiti, and Indonesia.

Online Learning at Piedmont International University

550 Took All Classes Online
885 Took At Least One Class Online
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Piedmont International University. In 2017-2018, 885 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Piedmont International University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 59th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Piedmont International University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
American Sign Language 67%
Biblical Studies 11%
Business Administration & Management 39%
Business, Management & Marketing 41%
Education 14%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 67%
General Education 67%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 9%
Theology & Religious Vocations 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Piedmont International University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Piedmont International University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
American Sign Language #1
Religious Education #7
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #10
General English Literature #16
Biblical Studies #20
English Language & Literature #22
Theological & Ministerial Studies #25
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #29
General Education #29
Theology & Religious Vocations #35
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #41
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #56
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #63
General Psychology #63
Liberal Arts General Studies #63
General Business/Commerce #64
Psychology #75
Education #108
Business Administration & Management #154
Business, Management & Marketing #165

Piedmont International University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Theological & Ministerial Studies 2 0 26 32 7 67
Biblical Studies 3 3 16 9 5 36
Business Administration & Management 0 0 10 6 15 31
General Education 0 0 0 6 0 6
American Sign Language 0 0 3 0 0 3
General Psychology 0 0 2 0 0 2
General Business/Commerce 0 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 1 0 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Sacred Music 0 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 3 61 53 27 149


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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