About Limestone University

ONE Limestone
Limestone front quad campus students


There’s only ONE you, unique and brimming with potential. We focus on your skills and dreams to shine a spotlight on what makes you who you are - a serious student, charismatic leader, gifted athlete, or talented artist. Our ONE focus is your education.

There’s only ONE you. There’s only ONE Limestone.


Since Limestone was founded in 1845 as the first women’s college in South Carolina, we’ve built a foundation with a commitment to the liberal arts and Christian values. That tradition continues today, with 57 undergraduate majors in a small setting where YOU are the focus.

At Limestone, we provide our students with personalized one-on-one support from day one. Our friendly, small college environment and our commitment to the liberal arts makes it possible for us to offer top-caliber students our full focus.


Limestone University is committed to the liberal arts and sciences and to educating the individuals who will become tomorrow’s leaders, who will render meaningful service, and who will enjoy professional fulfillment as lifelong learners.

When it all comes together – our focus on you, our commitment to making sure you have everything you need to reach your goals, your tireless work, and determination – the end-result is what we all want: your success! It’s a shared goal. It’s the culmination of effort on both sides. It’s a celebration of one of our own – a Limestone Saint – setting out, well-prepared, to meet the future.

There is no cookie-cutter future out there. And that’s why there are no cookie-cutter students at Limestone University. You are one-of-a-kind. And for us, in this ever-changing world, nothing could be more satisfying or more challenging than providing you with the unique, custom-designed tools and resources you need to not just survive, but to stand out and shine. Our mission – supporting you as you follow your dream – is what we do. Here at Limestone University, it is our mission to provide each of our students with the resources and support they need to take their places in society as learners, leaders, and community servants.

Winnie Davis Hall of History


Your personal journey is our focus, which is why we want to be sure nothing - including financial ability - stands in the way of your success. We work with you to ensure you receive all the scholarships, grants, and financial aid you are eligible for. LC customizes a financial aid package for every student admitted.

Contact our financial aid department today at (800) 795-7151 ext. 8231 to learn more about your options.


  • Presidential Palmetto Fellows Tuition, Room & Board
  • Dean’s Scholarship up to $12,500
  • Limestone Endowed Scholarships up to $6,500
  • Founders Scholarship up to $6,500
  • Limestone Grant Variable
  • Athletic Scholarship Variable
  • Marching Band Scholarship Variable
  • Fine Arts ScholarshipVariable

Visit limestone.edu/costs and limestone.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants for additional scholarship eligibility information, deadlines, and details on how to apply.


For in-state grants, loans and scholarships visit limestone.edu/financial-aid/state-aid


Log on to our Net Price Calculator today. It only takes a few moments to see just how affordable your future will be at Limestone University!

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File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid by August 1. Use our school code 003436 to qualify for scholarships and financial aid.

$13.9 million in aid awarded each year. 98% of students receive financial aid & scholarships 80% of day instructors have PHD


At Limestone University, you come first. The minute you enroll, the focus of this entire independent, non-denominational Christian college is on you and what you’ll need to achieve your goals.

You come first at Limestone University. Our focus is on you from the minute you apply until you graduate - and beyond. Our family of teachers, staff, fellow students, and alumni work with you and your family to help you achieve your goals. Our small campus and 13:1 faculty-to-student ratio means we can put your needs first.



Once you complete the express application, you will receive instructions for submitting your high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores.

Visit limestone.edu/apply for more admissions information.

Limestone Students on front quad lawn

"As complicated as the admissions process can be for an international student, the admissions office was very helpful to walk me through every step of the way so that everything was done in a timely matter. I am very thankful for their unconditional help and willingness to go out of their way to get things settle even after the admissions process was over."

- Daniela Medina-Rubiano, Business and Math Major


Be part of something bigger at Limestone. Where textbooks and lectures leave off, extraordinary opportunities to expand classroom knowledge await.

You are more than your GPA. At Limestone University, we offer extracurricular experiences that allow you to explore who you are beyond the classroom. The broad and diverse scope of extracurricular activities at Limestone is intentional. We want you to have some fun strengthening skills you already possess, and we invite you to explore things that may have only peaked your curiosity. With over 30 social, academic, religious, musical, and athletic organizations on campus, we know you’ll find something that ignites your personal, professional, or spiritual passions outside the lecture hall.


Join in service projects to help the community

Leadership opportunities

Expand your knowledge of your field of study

Network with others in your field

Explore hobbies and interests for personal growth

Make friends with similar interests

Be a part of the Saints community


Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society
Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society
Barbell Club
Call Me Mister
Chi Alpha Sigma Athletic Honor Society
Christian Education & Leadership Program
Criminal Justice Student Organization
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
HAUS of Art
International Business Club
iPan (Steel Drum Ensemble)
Joyful Saints
Lambda Mu Sigma
Limestone Activities Board
Limestone University Community Chorus
Limestone University Show Choir
Limestone CRU
Marching Saints

National Association for Music Education
One Rock
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta
History Honor Society
Physical Education Club
Pre-Law Society
Psychology Club
Saints Athletic Training Club
Science Club
Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society
South Carolina Education Association (SCEA)
Student Alumni
Leadership Council
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Student Government Association
Student Organization of Social Workers
The Candelabra Literary Magazine
Zeta Beta Theta