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Limestone College Admission Requirements

Gaffney, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Limestone College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
44.2%
Admission Difficulty for Limestone College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Limestone College and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,350 out of 3,057 applicants were admitted making Limestone College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Limestone College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Limestone College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
39%
SAT Scores for Limestone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Limestone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1050

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

Limestone College typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 39 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Limestone College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >57%
1045 to 1130 Avg + 44%-57%
960 to 1045 Avg - 32%-44%
875 to 960 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 875 Low <21%
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Limestone College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Limestone College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Limestone College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Limestone College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Limestone College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Limestone College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >60%
20 to 23 Avg + 44%-60%
18 to 20 Avg - 34%-44%
16 to 18 Reach 25%-34%
Less than 16 Low <25%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.18
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Limestone College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Limestone College was 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Limestone College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Limestone College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 20% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

51% of Limestone College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Limestone College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 3%
Top 25% of class 19%
Top 50% of class 51%
Bottom 50% of class 49%
Bottom 25% of class 15%

Admission Statistics

Limestone College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,645 1,412 3,057
Accepted 689 661 1,350
Acceptance Rate 42% 47% 44%
Enrolled 181 206 387
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 31% 29%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 27, 2020
Days left to Apply
48

Applicants have 48 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 27, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Limestone College before the Aug 27 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Limestone College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Limestone College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218238 IPEDS survey data for Limestone College.

Frequently Asked Questions

39% of students submit their SAT scores to Limestone College. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

44% of those who apply are granted admission to Limestone College. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1130. 39% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.