Salisbury, North Carolina

Livingstone College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Livingstone College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Livingstone College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Livingstone College and can I get accepted? The school has a 37% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,717 out of 7,295 applicants were admitted making Livingstone College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser 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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Livingstone College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Livingstone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for Livingstone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 930

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

Livingstone College typically requires applicants to be in the top 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 930 out of 1600. The school ranks #48 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Livingstone College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >50%
925 to 1000 Avg + 37%-50%
850 to 925 Avg - 26%-37%
775 to 850 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 775 Low <17%
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Livingstone College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Livingstone College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 10
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 17
ACT Composite 75th 16
Average ACT Score 14

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 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 14 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 16 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Livingstone College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Livingstone College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
16 and Above Good >54%
14 to 16 Avg + 37%-54%
13 to 14 Avg - 29%-37%
12 to 13 Reach 22%-29%
Less than 12 Low <22%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

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Admission Statistics

Livingstone College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,233 3,062 7,295
Accepted 1,612 1,105 2,717
Acceptance Rate 38% 36% 37%
Enrolled 188 178 366
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 13%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Livingstone College and what considerations affect 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

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