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D+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    D-
  12. Safety
    C
Livingstone is a private, Christian college located in Salisbury, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. As a historically black college, Livingstone has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,140 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Livingstone acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 26% of students, Livingstone alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,800.
About Livingstone College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
701 W Monroe St
Salisbury, NC 28144
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Livingstone College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
760- 920
ACT Range
13-16
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,061/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,579/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,214/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,306/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,903/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,160/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
63%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,140Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
86%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Everyone speacks to everyone.
    48%
  • Known stranger
    24%
  • Everybody is so detached
    12%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Stupid
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.49 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Small
    42%
  • Different
    19%
  • Exciting
    12%
  • Lovely
    12%
  • All of the above
    8%
  • Disgustingly dangerous
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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My experience at Livingstone college was okay. The student body is like a family. Each freshman like myself was assigned to a blue bear buddy mentor who is open to answer particular questions from the mentee, help you connect with staff, give advices, keep you aware on clubs, and other opportunitites. Most students at Livingstone College need support. Based off of the demographics, and cultural backgrounds, there is a big number of students who do not try. My best advice to give is to not be moved by the influences;be moved by what it taught you and to choose your friends wisely. It is also impossible to fail any class if you take advantage of available free tutoring programs. It all depends on what you make it out of Livingstone College!
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Second chances are a gift, not a hand-out. Livingstone College is the ultimate place to receive a second chance.Livingstone College is an important place that is leading me into a bright and successful future. My college experience at Livingstone College has led me to self-discovery, self-improvement and personal growth. My major is Education, and I have been taking courses that are designed for my major. My future career goal is to be an elementary school teacher.Here at Livingstone, they provide the students with the resources to be successful. The Reading and Writing Center helps students write and revise their papers. When I have writers block I go there and receive help. The classroom sizes are scant which allows the teacher to know the students. I enjoy having that because I can receive one on one help.
I am currently a junior at Livingstone College in pursuit of a Bachelors of Art degree in Mathematics. As my third year here, I have grown to love my HBCU. During my freshman year I was in such a hurry to transfer because I only went to class and then right to my room. I wasn’t getting the college experience by doing that. I had to adapt to the atmosphere and the culture here at Livingstone. So,I started by getting involved into extracurricular activities around campus and becoming socially involved with my class. College is truly what you make it therefore I decided to change my ways by stepping outside my comfort zone before I decided to transfer.