Limestone College in Gaffney

Gaffney, SC

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Limestone College offers 132-degree programs and 60 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 52%. The most popular test is SAT - 47% of students submitted it in comparison to 34% of students who submitted ACT. 43.6% are women, and 56.4% are men. 3% percents of international students. Limestone College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Limestone College is 21788$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $34136 and $37336 per year. 32% of full-time Limestone College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Limestone College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Limestone College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,990
$30,001 - $48,000$21,249
$48,001 - $75,000$22,883
$75,001 - $110,000$22,377

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4150

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2419 of Limestone College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 77 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Limestone College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Limestone College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Limestone College.


ROTC - Army

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Limestone College graduation rate is below the national average.

32% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Limestone College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Limestone College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 14%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Limestone College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 18%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Limestone College full-time retention rate is 56% and part-time retention rate is 23%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Limestone College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
810 - 1010

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 400 - 500
Math: 410 - 510
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Limestone College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 16 - 21
Math: 14 - 21
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Limestone College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Limestone College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Limestone College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Limestone College

The campus located by 1115 College Drive address in Gaffney, South Carolina.


Limestone College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Limestone College with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Limestone College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Limestone College offers 132 programs in total: 114 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state. Limestone College is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 60 distance education programs that are provided in the Limestone College: 42 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Associate's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Limestone College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2687 students with 80602 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 52 with 1252 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Limestone College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

GREAT School... My daughter lives on campus, I see such a big difference in her.. Thank you all for accepting her in your College, She was afraid at 1st moving two hours away from the only small town that she knew nd moved on College campus that's after the paperwork...she has adjusted EXTREMELY well she doesn't want to come home until you all force her to leave. 😉

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Overall Rating:

Schools are responsible for providing an education and preparing us for life afterwards. This school fails miserably at both.Graduation rates are horrendous, this is mostly due to the fact that I had classmates with 700 SAT scores and 1.9 GPA's. At first thought, I believed Limestone was the good Samaritan that gave these people a chance at a good education. Much to my dismay, this is not the case. They do not expect these students to graduate, but they fill their classes and get their money before they kick them out the door with nothing but possibly $70,000 in debt (after 2 years)These same students slowed classes down, so in order to cover all the material we had to go to class as part of the highschool attendance policy, then spend another hour covering what the professor was unable to get to during class because of these students. At a huge $35,000/year I could name 20 schools quickly that would give a better education and save you $5-15,000/year minimum.Education aside, athletics are in fantastic standing as most athletes are international players and are quite good. If you have a full scholarship for athletics, I could even suggest working extra hard and making a run to play professional sports. But DO NOT expect to leave fully prepared for the real world

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Overall Rating:

It started out a great school for me due to the online program. Then everything rolled down hill. Charged in correctly for tuition, had to argue with them to refund it, the staff isn't friendly, when you call the campus no one ever answers the phone, they only respond to e-mails, the professors do their own things, the advisors don't advise, some classes are too much work for only 8 weeks online, OH AND LIMESTONE USES A WEBCAM BASE PROCTOR THAT RECORDS YOU, SNAP A IMAGE OF YOUR ID, AND PICKS UP YOUR LOCATION... THE STAFF DOESNT CARE. AVERAGE SALARY FOR A GRADUATE IS 41,000.... FYI

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Overall Rating:

Great place friendly staff and student body

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Location & Website

Address: 1115 College Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +80079571510

Institution is active in current year: 1

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