Livingstone College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Livingstone College Cheerleaders
Livingstone College Cheerleaders. Kevin Coles / Flickr

Livingstone College Admissions Overview:

Those interested in applying to Livingstone College should note that the school has an acceptance rate of 48%. Still, those with higher grades and test scores are more likely to get in. Students will need to submit an application, along with SAT or ACT scores and a high school transcript. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Livingstone College Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Livingstone College Description:

Livingstone College is a private, four-year, African Methodist Episcopal Zion college located in Salisbury, North Carolina. It is on the smaller side, with a student population of just over 1,000 and a student/faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Livingstone has a long list of campus organizations, including social/civic organizations, honor societies, and campus ministries. They are also a member of the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) with a variety of sports. Livingstone offers weekend and evening courses in criminal justice, birth-kindergarten education, religious studies, elementary education, and business administration. Livingstone also has an impressive honors program and is one of 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the nation. They are currently implementing a Center for Holistic Learning program, and working to make Livingstone "The Total Learning Environment."

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,204 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $17,764
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,596
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $27,660

Livingstone College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,488
    • Loans: $7,236

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 50%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 25%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Football, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Livingstone College Mission Statement:

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"Livingstone College is a private historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community."

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