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Frequently Asked Questions

>Where is Louisburg College?

Louisburg College is a quiet, safe campus located in Central North Carolina, just 31 miles north of Raleigh. We are within 45 minutes of three major universities, several smaller colleges, and more than 100,000 college students. We are also just two hours from the mountains or the beach! View our map with more detailed information.

>What are the admissions requirements?

Admissions requirements for a clear acceptance into Louisburg College are:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale (C average or better)
  • Composite Score of 800 or higher (critical reading and math only) on the SAT examination (17 or higher on the ACT)

Students who do not fully meet admissions requirements, but show potential for success at Louisburg, may be offered conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students may be required to register for specific courses and/or successfully complete course work during the summer prior to their enrollment at Louisburg.

>Why should I choose a two-year school?

Students come to Louisburg College for many reasons, but most are attracted to the small class size and individual attention they receive from teachers and professors. Students love the small campus, which makes it feel like home, and allows them to ease into the college lifestyle without being overwhelmed. An added bonus is that when you graduate, you will leave with an Associate’s Degree.

Louisburg is a great stepping stone to get you where you want to go. You may not know what you want to achieve while at college, but we are here to provide the foundation you need to accomplish your great future.

>Can I live on campus?

Yes, absolutely! We have 9 recently renovated residence halls, including the Joyner House which is a Living Learning Community for academically qualified sophomore students. Each residence hall is single-gender offering suite-style or community-style living. You will get the same on-campus experience at Louisburg as you would at any other college or university!

Professional Residence Life staff members live on campus, and student Resident Assistants live on each floor. Both monitor the safety of the buildings and work to plan fun activities for you on campus.

>What degree will I earn once I graduate?

We offer three degrees: Associate of Arts in General College, Associate of Science in General Science, and Associate of Business. While you are at Louisburg, you will take core courses as well as courses specific to your degree. Once you transfer to a 4-year college or university and have chosen a major, your classes from Louisburg College can transfer to help you towards a specific degree. Visit the Registrar’s page to learn more about our degree programs and our comprehensive articulation agreements.

>What is the cafeteria like?

“The new cafeteria has made such an improvement, and variety has been the biggest upgrade so far. Students now have the chance to explore new types of food and to eat to their likings.”
– Mariah Quintero, Class of 2016

The College, in collaboration with Chartwells—our partner in campus dining who invested $750,000 to the $1.6 million budget—began an extensive project early in the summer of 2014. The new dining facility encourages an interactive student experience with multiple “action stations” including:

  • My Pantry features fresh make-your-own waffles and breakfast items
  • Fresh Market serves made-to-order sandwiches and paninis, as well as a full-service salad bar
  • Pizza Oven/The Grill offers traditional fare such as burgers and french fries, and pizza baked in a brick oven
  • The Kitchen serves an all-you-can-eat buffet of homemade entrees including Fried Chicken Thursdays
  • Baker’s Crust showcases a variety of desserts and baked goods

>What special programs do you offer?

Learning Partners

At Louisburg College, we recognize that students with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder can benefit from specialized instruction, tutoring, and accommodations. Learning Partners is a fee-based program that is designed to partner the individual student with a learning specialist who is professionally trained on the graduate level. The learning specialists can help students gain a more refined understanding of their learning needs and strengths, and help them develop strategies and methods that will lead to academic and professional success. Learn more about the Learning Partners program.

Honors Program

The Roger G. and Gaile T. Taylor Honors Program at Louisburg College encourages, communicates, and rewards academic excellence. The program offers enhanced learning and travel opportunities, as well as additional scholarship funding, to students who demonstrate a high level of interest, initiative, and ability. Learn more about the Honors Program.

>What is there to do around Campus?

The Office of Student Engagement is committed to building a strong campus community, help students grow and develop their leadership skills, and engage and explore other co-curricular opportunities that Louisubrg College has to offer. Visit the Student Engagement page to get more information.

We organize fun events throughout the year such as (but not limited to):

- Game Days

- Trips to Walmart and Target

- Late Night Dances

- Triangle Mall Trips

- Off Campus Diversity Retreats

- Talent Shows

- Holiday Shuttles

- NC State Fair Trips

- Ice Cream Socials

- Student Clubs Fair

- Community Service Opportunities

- Day of Peace

- Hurricane Day

- College Campus Visits

- Comedians

- Homecoming Week