Private 4 Year

Livingstone College

Salisbury, North Carolina

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Livingstone College overview
Location Salisbury, North Carolina
Online livingstone.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Livingstone College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Livingstone College, located in Salisbury, North Carolina, approximately 45 minutes from the major city of Charlotte, is a private, historically Black college with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1879 by members of the A.M.E. Zion Church. The college's urban campus is characterized by its distinctive red-brick architecture, offering on-campus housing for students. With a curriculum steeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition, Livingstone offers a range of undergraduate degree programs with particular emphasis on areas such as business, education, and the social sciences. While the institution maintains a relatively inclusive admissions policy, it remains committed to academic rigor and personal development. Livingstone College is also a member of NCAA Division II athletics, but only specific sports achievements would be highlighted in the context of notable athletic success.

In the most recent statistical year 4,074 prospective students applied, and 2,598 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 217 enrolled in the school.  814 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 25 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $15,917 plus fees of $2,379.

Livingstone College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Livingstone College is rated within the lower 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 800/960
ACT 14/21
Estimated GPA 2.64

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Livingstone College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,379
Room and Board $6,794
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$28,390

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$24,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

28% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Livingstone College students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 19%
Business 17%
Human Services 13%
Psychology 9%
Social Sciences 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198862 IPEDS survey data for Livingstone College.

Current students may use the Livingstone College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.