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 42%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 24% of students, Livingstone alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies20 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services18 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management16 Graduates
Information Science15 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities15 Graduates
Culinary Arts and Food Service10 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management5 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.52 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Livingstone College Reviews
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!
What I like about Livingstone College is that it’s a major difference from my last school. I am near my graduation date and my professors in my department absolutely care about my progress as a student. Not to mention, it’s always easy to find work on campus. The faculty and staff here are friendly. What I would love to see change is the organization of the school. Things are pretty out of order here. Also, a lot of us, as students, struggle financially. Livingstone really needs to stop trying to take even more money from us than what they already receive from us.
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.