Livingstone College

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Livingstone College is a historically black college found in Salisbury, NC. There are around 1,300 students enrolled per year at Livingstone College.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score between 950 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 13 - 16 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Livingstone College average GPA ranges from 2.51 to 2.72 for accepted students. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Livingstone College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 17% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Livingstone College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Livingstone College was reported as 71.2% in Fall 2013 with over 3,270 applications submitted to Livingstone College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 950 - 1210
  • ACT Scores: 13 - 16
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.72

How Hard Is It to Get into Livingstone College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Livingstone College have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Livingstone College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.7%
  • 2010-2011: 41.4%
  • 2011-2012: 53.9%
  • 2012-2013: 63.7%
  • 2013-2014: 71.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.3%

How Does Livingstone College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Livingstone College is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Catawba College40.6%
Pfeiffer University96.1%
Davidson College25.6%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts45.2%
Salem College58.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Livingstone College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading320 - 410
Math320 - 410
Writing310 - 390
Total Score950 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English9 - 15
Math15 - 17
Composite Score13 - 16
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