Limestone College

2014 Quick Stats
1115 College Drive

Gaffney, SC 29340-3799

Phone: (864) 489-7151
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 28
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#56 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Limestone College is a private institution that was founded in 1845. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 902, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 125 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Limestone College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 56. Its tuition and fees are $22,080 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Excellent academic programs
High-quality instruction
Excellent student advising
Personal attention and close interaction between students and faculty
Excellent teacher/student ratio in major
Overall student-faculty ratio is 11.7 to 1
86.8 percent of the full-time faculty hold PhD's or other terminal degrees in
their fields
Safe, secure campus
Small, family-friendly atmosphere
Strong lacrosse program - NCAA Division II, 2000 and 2002 Men's
National Lacrosse Champions
Diverse student body
Success of the Extended Campus Internet and Classroom Programs
168 years of higher education in South Carolina providing access to those who
often had fewer educational opportunities
Beautiful historic campus

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1845
Religious affiliation Christian nondenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $13,187,751


When applying to Limestone College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 28. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Limestone College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.7%
Application deadline August 28
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Limestone College is 12:1, and the school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Limestone College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Education 17%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 15%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%

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Student Life

Limestone College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 902, with a gender distribution of 58.6 percent male students and 41.4 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Limestone College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 937
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Limestone College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Limestone College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Limestone College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Limestone College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Limestone College, 93.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,970.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $22,080 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,800 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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