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About Livingstone College

Livingstone College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Salisbury, North Carolina. Livingstone College was founded in 1879 and enrolls 845 undergrads and no graduate students.

Livingstone College offers housing for up to 1,109 students. The majority of students live on-campus.Each weekend, 80% of students stay on-campus..

Livingstone College's endowment was valued at $1,825,366 in 2021. For each full-time student, Livingstone College spends about $24,713. Livingstone College employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Livingstone College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Mean ACT score 15
Tuition $15,917

2022 Livingstone College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Livingstone College

Livingstone College does not offer early decision or early action.

Livingstone College Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Livingstone College. Livingstone College admitted 69% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 5,378 applications received in 2021, 3,720 students were offered admission . ### Livingstone College Waitlist

Livingstone College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Livingstone College?

Livingstone College is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Livingstone College, applicants must submit the following items.

Livingstone College Application Requirements

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Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
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GPA and Test Scores for Livingstone CollegeThe mean ACT score for Livingstone College students is 15.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Livingstone College.

Livingstone College Waitlist

Livingstone College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Livingstone College Test Optional?

Livingstone College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 45% submitted the SAT. 19% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Livingstone College

Yes! Livingstone College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,109 students.

Livingstone College students are active in the school's Greek Organizations, Concert Choir and Band. Homecoming, Greek Week, and and Bear Fest (Spring Fling) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Livingstone College.

Financial Aid at Livingstone College

Livingstone College meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,837 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Livingstone College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Livingstone College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Livingstone College, around 47% return for their sophomore year.

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 Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,710 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Livingstone College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Livingstone College a good school for you?

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Where is Livingstone College?

Livingstone College is located in the small town setting of Salisbury, North Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte Mecklenburg.

If you want to see Livingstone College for yourself, 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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Livingstone College ACT Scores


ACT Range

13 - 16

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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

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Math SAT Range

380 - 460


Reading SAT Range

390 - 470

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Livingstone College Tuition & Fees

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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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