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Livingstone College

Salisbury, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%

Livingstone College Admissions

Livingstone College is not difficult to get into. Livingstone College admitted 69% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 5,378 applications received in 2023, 3,720 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Livingstone College, the application fee costs $25.

Livingstone College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Livingstone College's admissions stats.

Livingstone College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 0.3%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist No

Livingstone College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Livingstone College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Livingstone College?

Livingstone College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Livingstone College

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Livingstone College

Livingstone College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Livingstone College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Livingstone College

What does Livingstone College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important

Make sure to check with Livingstone College for more information on admission factors.

Livingstone College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Livingstone College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Livingstone College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Livingstone College?

Livingstone College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 67.88% submitted a class rank. At Livingstone College 0.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 3.03% were in the top 25% and 14.55% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Livingstone College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Livingstone College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Livingstone College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 45% of Livingstone College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Livingstone College students scored 460 or higher and 75% of students scored 390 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Livingstone College students scored 470 or higher, and 75% scored a 390 or higher.

To be most competitive at Livingstone College, you should strive to earn between 13 and 16 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 16 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Livingstone College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 16, and three out of four students scored lower than 16 on the ACT.

A 13 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Livingstone College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 13.

More Information on Transferring to Livingstone College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Livingstone College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Livingstone College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Livingstone College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Livingstone College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Livingstone College.

Does Livingstone College accept transfer credits?

✅ Livingstone College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Livingstone College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Livingstone College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Livingstone College?

✅ Livingstone College is not test optional.

What is Livingstone College's acceptance rate?

✅ Livingstone College's acceptance rate is 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Livingstone College?

❌ Livingstone College does not offer early decision.

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Livingstone College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Livingstone College? Livingstone College is a less selective institution. The Livingstone College acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

380 - 460


Reading SAT Range

390 - 470

Livingstone College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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