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Limestone University

Gaffney, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About Limestone College

Limestone College Overview

Limestone College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Gaffney, South Carolina. Limestone College was founded in 1845 and the school presently has around 1,840 students per year, including 1,680 undergraduate students. Limestone College offers on-campus housing for up to 711 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Limestone College

Are you interested in music or performing? At Limestone College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Limestone College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Limestone College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Limestone College on the Student Life page.

2022 Limestone College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Percent of Need Met 46%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,082

Is Limestone College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Limestone College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Limestone College

Limestone College is not difficult to get into. Limestone College admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,845 applications received in 2022, 1,632 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Limestone College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 67% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Limestone Collegecome back their sophomore year. Around 30% of students who started at Limestone College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Limestone College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Limestone College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Limestone College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Limestone College's endowment was $20.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,035 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Limestone College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Limestone College meets 46% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Limestone College full-time are awarded $18,082 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $34,055 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Limestone College.

Based on this information, is Limestone College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Limestone College a good school for you?

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Where is Limestone College Located?

Limestone College is located in the suburban setting of Gaffney, South Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you would like to see Limestone College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Gaffney, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Limestone College and Gaffney are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1115 College Drive Gaffney, SC 29340-3799

Campus Setting: Suburban

Limestone College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Limestone College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Limestone College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Limestone College ACT Scores

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Limestone College SAT Scores

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Limestone College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$13,117

In State

$13,117

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
Unknown
Unknown
Fees
$1,100
$1,100
Housing
$10,777
$10,777
Books
$1,240
$1,240

Student Life

Wondering what life at Limestone College is like? There are approximately 1,840 students enrolled at Limestone College, including 1,680 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from SC and 28% percent of students are from other states.

79%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

72%

In State

28%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,840

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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