North Carolina

Livingstone College

Salisbury, NC
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
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Quick facts
  • Founded: 1879
  • Enrollment: 839
  • Mascot: Blue Bear
  • Colors: Black and Columbia Blue
  • Motto: A Call To Commitment. Taking Livingstone College to the next level
  • Campus Setting: Suburb
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Livingstone College, located in the suburban setting of Salisbury, North Carolina, is a distinguished private historically black Christian college that was founded in 1879. This institution, which began as a series of living room classes, has grown into a significant educational establishment, deeply rooted in its mission to provide a nurturing environment and quality education to its students. From its inception, Livingstone College has been dedicated to empowering students, particularly African-Americans, to excel academically and socially.

Today, Livingstone College boasts an enrollment of 839 students and offers a variety of Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs. The college is particularly known for its strong programs in Business Administration and Management, Social Work, and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. These programs are designed to prepare students for successful careers and leadership roles in their respective fields.

In the realm of athletics, Livingstone College's teams, known as the Blue Bears, compete with enthusiasm and skill in the NCAA Division II as part of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference. The college's motto, "A Call To Commitment. Taking Livingstone College to the next level," reflects its ongoing dedication to academic excellence and community engagement. With its rich history and commitment to student success, Livingstone College continues to be a beacon of learning and personal development for its students.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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  • Financial Aid: (704) 216-6069
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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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NCAA Division II - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference

Team Name: Blue Bears

Men’s Sports:

  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • DT Basketball
  • Golf
  • Track and Field Indoor
  • Track and Field Outdoor

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field Indoor
  • Track and Field Outdoor
  • Volleyball

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