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Livingstone College Admission Requirements

Salisbury, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Livingstone College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.6%
Admission Difficulty for Livingstone College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Livingstone College and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,862 out of 6,873 applicants were admitted making Livingstone College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Livingstone College typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Livingstone College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Livingstone College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
770-930
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for Livingstone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 390
SAT Math 25th 380
SAT Composite 25th 770
SAT Scores for Livingstone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 470
SAT Math 75th 460
SAT Composite 75th 930
Average SAT Score 850

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Livingstone College?

Livingstone College typically requires applicants to be in the top 93 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 770 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 690. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 850 out of 1600. The school ranks #47 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Livingstone College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
930 and Above Good >55%
850 to 930 Avg + 42%-55%
770 to 850 Avg - 30%-42%
690 to 770 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 690 Low <20%
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Livingstone College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
13-17 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for Livingstone College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 11
ACT Math 25th 14
ACT Composite 25th 13
ACT Scores for Livingstone College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 15
ACT Math 75th 16
ACT Composite 75th 17
Average ACT Score 15

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Livingstone College?

Admission data indicates that Livingstone College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 13 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 93 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 11 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 15 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 17 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #45 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Livingstone College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Livingstone College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
17 and Above Good >55%
15 to 17 Avg + 42%-55%
13 to 15 Avg - 30%-42%
11 to 13 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 11 Low <20%
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Livingstone College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.64*
Typical High School Grades
C+

You can get into Livingstone College with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Livingstone College was 2.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #50 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Livingstone College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.64 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Livingstone College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,124 2,749 6,873
Accepted 1,725 1,135 2,862
Acceptance Rate 42% 41% 42%
Enrolled 194 183 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 16% 13%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Livingstone College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Livingstone College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Livingstone College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
J
Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

B
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

A
Averett University

Danville, Virginia

P
Paine College

Augusta, Georgia

A
Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

C
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

K
Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Kentucky

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

FAQs

Does Livingstone College prefer SAT or ACT?

50% of students submit their SAT scores to Livingstone College. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Livingstone College?

42% of those who apply are granted admission to Livingstone College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Livingstone College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 770 and 930. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Livingstone College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 13 and 17. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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