Limestone University

#10766 / #2859
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
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Private university in South Carolina, US

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About Limestone University

According to Wikipedia, Limestone University, formerly Limestone College, is a private Christian university in Gaffney, South Carolina. It was established in 1845 by Thomas Curtis, a distinguished scholar born and educated in England. Limestone was the first women's college in South Carolina and one of the first in the nation; it is the third-oldest college in South Carolina. Ten buildings on the campus, as well as the Limestone Springs and limestone quarry itself, are on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1960s, Limestone became fully coeducational and in 2020 its name changed from Limestone College to its current name of Limestone University.

Limestone University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
2,179 68% 33% 1065 21

How Much Does Limestone University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $22,236
30K - 48K $19,905
48K - 75K $23,620
75K - 110K $24,362
110K+ $24,286

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Limestone University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Limestone University, then you can expect to earn an average of $41,600 per year. You also have a 87% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Limestone University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
1,974 1,893 81

Where is Limestone University?

Limestone University is located at 1115 College Drive, Gaffney SC 29340-3799

How Safe is Limestone University?

Gaffney has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Limestone University Known For?

Limestone University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Limestone University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Limestone University's Most Influential Alumni?

Limestone University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Nursing, and Medical. Here are some of Limestone University's most famous alumni:

Mark Mathabane
A South African tennis player and author.
Vyncint Smith
An American-football player.
Bob Peeler
An American politician.
Kevin Pucetas
An American baseball player.
Louis Robles
A British association football player .
Eleanor P. Sheppard
An American civic activist, housewife, and Democratic politician .
Sean Gunn
A Zimbabwean swimmer.
Jesse Myers
An American soccer player and coach.
Travis Gillespie
A Canadian lacrosse player.
Harry Cooksley
An English footballer .
Ruth M. Easterling
An American politician.
Nolan Heavenor
A Canadian lacrosse player.