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Livingstone College

Salisbury, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Livingstone College

Livingstone College Overview

Livingstone College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Salisbury, North Carolina. Livingstone College was founded in 1879 and enrolls 845 undergrads and no graduate students. Livingstone College provides housing for up to 1,109 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Livingstone College

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

Interested in journalism or communications? Livingstone College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Livingstone College has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Livingstone College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%
Tuition $15,917
Percent of Need Met 51%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,837

Is Livingstone College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Livingstone College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Livingstone College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Livingstone College. Around 69% of applicants get into Livingstone College each year. Last year, 5,378 students applied to Livingstone College and 3,720 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Livingstone College

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Livingstone College, around 47% return for their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Livingstone College Grads

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 Livingstone College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Livingstone 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 2021, the total market value of Livingstone College's endowment was $1.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Livingstone College spends about $24,713 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Livingstone 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.

Livingstone College meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Livingstone College full-time are awarded $13,837 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $34,710 in student loans per borrower. 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 awarded 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Livingstone College.

Based on this information, does Livingstone College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Livingstone College a good school for you?

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Where is Livingstone College Located?

Livingstone College is located in the small town setting of Salisbury, North Carolina, in the suburbs of Charlotte Mecklenburg.

If you would like to see Livingstone College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Salisbury, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

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

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College Info

701 West Monroe Street Salisbury, NC 28144-5298

Campus Setting: Small Town

Livingstone College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Livingstone College ACT Scores


ACT Range

13 - 16

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Livingstone College is 15. Students with an ACT score of 16 and above have a good chance of getting into Livingstone College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 13 and 16 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 13 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Livingstone College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

380 - 460


Reading SAT Range

390 - 470

Livingstone College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Livingstone College is like? There are approximately 845 students enrolled at Livingstone College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 47% percent are from NC and 53% percent of students are from other states.


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