Livingstone College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Livingstone College

Livingstone College is a private, four-year, African Methodist Episcopal Zion college situated in Salisbury, North Carolina. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are supported by a robust 16 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,148 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male/50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $17,763
  • Books: $1,300
  • Room and Board: $6,596
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $27,659

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,866
    • Loans: $7,909

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Social Work

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 50%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 24%

NCAA Athletic Programs

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

Overview of Livingstone College Admissions

Livingstone College has an acceptance rate of 42%. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Livingstone College Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 390/470
    • SAT Math: 380/460
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 13/17
    • ACT English: 11/15
    • ACT Math: 14/16
    • ACT Writing: -/

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Livingstone College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Livingstone College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Medgar Evers College (City University of New York), Central State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Lane College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Livingstone College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Dominguez Hills, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Pine Manor College, Paul Quinn College, Wiley College, Albany State University, Paine College

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Livingstone College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Medaille College, Mount Ida College, Albertus Magnus College, Texas Southern University

Applying to Livingstone College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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