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Study at Limestone College

Limestone College, also referred to as LC, is a private, four-year, coeducational college of liberal-arts situated in Gaffney, South Carolina, United States. It was established in the year 1845. LC was the first women's college of the region. The college offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, associate of arts, and associate of science degrees.

LC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Saints. The men's sport teams compete in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. The women's sports teams participate in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Profile of Limestone College

Limestone is in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Gaffney, SC. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Limestone earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include business and management, computer science and engineering, and family and social work.

Limestone Selectivity

Limestone does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 450 to 540 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 460 and 560.


Some professors at Limestone are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 3, 389 students (2, 676 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Limestone are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Many students at the school are part-timers. Limestone makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Page eight of the 2007-2008 catalog: The mission of Limestone College is to educate students from diverse backgrounds in the liberal arts and selected professional disciplines. By providing degree programs throughout South Carolina and by way of the Internet, Limestone College offers opportunities for personal and professional growth to individuals who may find access to higher education difficult. In a nurturing, supportive environment based on Christian ideals and ethical principles, students are challenged to become critical thinkers and effective communicators who are prepared for responsible citizenship, successful careers, and graduate study. The Colleges faculty and staff, academic and co-curricular programs, financial resources, and support services are dedicated to an educational climate that upholds high academic standards and fosters respect for learning and beauty, creativity and hard work, tolerance and personal integrity, vigorous activity and spiritual reflection. "

Limestone Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management407business management, business administration, business, human resources development, marketing, managerial economics
Family and Social Work116social work
Computer Science and Engineering79computer services management, information science, computer security, computer support, computer and info science courses, computer programming, computer programming courses, computer and info science
Liberal Arts67liberal arts and sciences, history, English
Therapy and Counselling43psychology
Education and Teaching36elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, English teaching, music teaching, art education, biology teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Design3graphic design
Music2music, music performance
Fine Arts1fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Contact: Limestone

Limestone College

1115 College Drive

Gaffney, SC 29340-3799


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