Livingstone College Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 701 West Monroe Street
City Salisbury
State North Carolina
Zip 28144
Phone 704-797-1000
Total Enrollment 1100
Motto slightly competitive
Level of Selectivity Pioneering a New Century of Academic Excellence
Location Livingstone is located in the small town of Salisbury, North Carolina, (population approximately 30,000). Historic Salisbury offers sites of interest regarding the Civil War. Livingstone’s campus is within 50 miles of Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina. Charlotte’s International Douglas Airport is a point of departure to anywhere in the United States and many foreign countries. The cities of Charlotte and Greensboro offer museums, theaters, and sports, as well as recreational activities.
History Livingstone College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church. Livingstone was founded in 1879 under the name of Zion Wesley Institute. In 1885, the name changed to Zion Wesley College. In 1887, the College awarded its first baccalaureate degree and adopted its present name. The AME Zion ministers who founded Livingstone “wished to promote a type of education which would make for self-reliance in their race.” These visionary leaders believed through “unswerving faith in self and God they could succeed in establishing an institution to educate blacks.” Livingstone College started in the parsonage of the late Bishop C. R. Harris. In 1882, it moved to a one-building, 40-acre site. The campus has increased to twenty-one buildings on 272 acres, attracting students from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Africa. Although Livingstone College’s programs have expanded, it continues to provide an undergraduate school and seminary to educate men and women in liberal arts and theology. The school offers baccalaureate and master’s programs in theology. This historically black college is a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) school member.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Livingstone College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Theology degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $10,788 Room and board: $5090 Special fees: $800 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $17,378
In State Tuition 10788
Out of State Tuition 10788
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 96 Range of scholarships and grants: $500–$6000 Financial Aid Specific to the School Army ROTC: Offers two- and four-year scholarships that pay for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses, and provide a monthly stipend. Students should contact the ROTC Office. Athletic scholarships: Available to students participating in intercollegiate sports. Students should contact the Athletic Department.
Financial-Aid Deadline July 15 (priority)
Admission Deadline July 15 (fall).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the following 16 units: 4 English, 3 math, 2 social studies, 1 science, and 5 electives; a high school GPA of 2.0 or better; a recent physical examination; academic status in top 60 percent of class; two letters of recommendation from high school; and a $25 application fee with application. Admission Application Deadline: July 15 (fall). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144; Telephone: 704-216-6001; 800-835-3435 (toll-free).
Graduation Requirements 124 semester hours with 53 hours of core requirements, including 3 freshman English, 3 religion (Old and New Testament), 2 physical education, 8 natural science, 8 mathematics, 9 social science, 6 modern foreign language, and completion of freshman orientation.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 1,100 Median SAT score: 320V/300M Median ACT score: 12
Diversity 56
Student Life Campus Regulations: Must take 4 hours of religion, attend a weekly assembly, attend monthly vespers services, abide by curfews and quiet hours, and follow restricted dorm visitation periods. Seniors must live on campus; all dorm residents must purchase meal tickets. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career planning and placement, tutoring, academic remediation, math and writing labs, campus transportation system, religious services. Cars permitted without restrictions. Campus Activities: Livingstone College offers an array of social and cultural activities for students, including a lecture series and concert series with renowned artists, as well as plays and dances. Students may get involved in the College’s marching band, concert band, choir, or the Julia B. Duncan Players drama group. Students may get involved in the writing and production of Livingstone’s many publications, including its annual publication (Arts Magazine), a literary magazine (The Bear’s Tale), a monthly publication (The Living Stone), or the college yearbook (The Livingstonian). Leadership opportunities can be found in student organizations such as the Student Life Committee. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Three national fraternities are also represented on campus. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi, and Psychological Honor Society. Students can choose to get involved in the monthly vesper services where prominent civic, religious, and student groups participate. Housing Availability: 650 spaces available; freshman housing guaranteed; seniors required to live on campus. Handicapped Services: Special class scheduling and special parking privileges.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 63 Student-faculty member ratio: 15:1 Full-time faculty members: 47 Part-time faculty members: 17
Athletic Program Livingstone College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II, and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, cross-country, football, and track and field; women’s basketball, cross-country, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144; Telephone: 704-216-6013 or 6012; 800-835-3435(toll-free)
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Two summer sessions.
Degrees Bachelor Degrees: Accounting, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Engineering Dual Degree, English, Fine Arts, History, Law and History dual degree, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Pharmacy and Chemistry dual degree, Physical Education, Physical Education/Sports Management, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation Therapy, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Social Work, Sociology Master’s Degree: Theology
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