Limestone College

1115 College Dr, Gaffney, United States
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Overview of Limestone College

About this school

Limestone, founded in 1845, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 115-acre campus is located in Gaffney, 45 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,135
    • Men:688 (60.6%)
    • Women:447 (39.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Limestone College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1115 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Gaffney, SC  29340-3799
Phone
(864) 488-4554
Fax
(864) 487-8706
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,070 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 1,503 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 1,567 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
450 (28%) of 1,582 admitted students enrolled
Women
165 (23%) of 720 admitted students enrolled
Men
285 (33%) of 862 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.27
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
526 average |480-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
528 average |480-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,000 (65.21357445634453%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,765 (24.492713637161703%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,304 (5.778925982592992%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,800 (4.514785923900775%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Limestone College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003436
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
308 (90.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
279 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
274 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$19,488
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 278 aid recipients, average amount $16,572
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 233 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,491
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 32 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
61 (17.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,599

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
819 (87.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
749 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
749 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
117 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$19,841
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 749 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,403
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 621 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,146
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 97 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
192 (20.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,980

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,856
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,101

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


85

Part-Time Faculty


36

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
788,886

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
137
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Limestone College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


51.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Parks and recreation, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Business Administration and Management--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    12,449

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    123 acres

    Environment


    Suburban environment

    Campus Size


    Charlotte

    Weather


    Temperature
    30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
    Rain
    119 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    45 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte, N.C.
    Nearest Bus Station
    20 mile(s) from campus in Spartanburg
    Nearest Train Station
    20 mile(s) from campus in Spartanburg

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    74% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    26%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division II
    Mascot
    -
    School Colors
    Royal blue, gold, and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Limestone College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities, fellowship of christian athletes, student government association, student alumni leadership council, campus crusade (cru), limestone activities board (lab)

    Sororities


    1% of women participate

    Fraternities


    1% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,123

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,135
    Women
    447
    Men
    688

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.4% Asian
    • 38.0% Black/African-American
    • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 50.7% White
    • 2.1% Unknown

    International Students


    8.3% from 31 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    54

    Student Resources

    Study resources