Louisburg College is a two-year college located in the North Carolina community of the same name. The school has an official Methodist affiliation which is reflected in certain aspects of study curriculum, though the school does not turn down applicants due to differences in religious belief.
Louisburg College is one of the oldest and most historic colleges in the region, and dates back (through one of its two predecessor institutions) all the way to 1787, which is considered the official date of establishment. One of the school’s most prized assets, its large, 75-acre historic campus, looks more like the sort of thing students and visitors would find on a four-year, senior college and is in large part responsible for the outstanding reputation that Louisburg College has.
Louisburg College implements an open admissions policy in considering new student applications, so effectively any person with minimal qualifications and that shows the ability to be benefited through studies at the school will be accepted. Standard admissions requirements apply, such as provision of proof of a high school diploma or GED and official results of SAT or ACT exams.
There is the possibility for students who don’t meet Louisburg College’s basic requirements for admission to be granted conditional admission if there is sufficient reason to think the student and institution will both be benefited as a result. Furthermore, there is the possibility for high school juniors and seniors to be admitted (under determined circumstances, such as with a teacher’s/principal’s recommendation) for dual enrollment at Louisburg College, giving them the chance to gain college credit while still in high school.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at Louisburg College, so applicants will be attended promptly no matter when they should choose to contact the school for admissions.
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The academic accreditation of Louisburg College is provided by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school’s academic offering, in line with its role as a two-year residential institution which prepares students for the more than likely possibility of transfer to a four-year college, is focused within degree programs culminating in either an Associate of Arts, Associate of Business, or Associate of Science Degree. The school has seamless transfer agreements signed with several state and out of state four-year colleges, among which each of the 16 University of North Carolina institutions are included. In fact, through a convention with nearby Shaw University it is possible for students at Louisburg College to earn their bachelor’s degree without ever having to leave the Louisburg College campus.
The courses of study available at Louisburg College cover the humanities, the hard sciences and the social sciences. Students may pursue their associate degree in areas such as communications, visual art, biology, mathematics, business, government or sociology among many other options.
Student life at Louisburg College is quite active, particularly due to the numerous student organizations and clubs which carry out their activities on and off campus. A few examples of such groups would include the Campus Activities Board, the Christian Life Council, the Chorale and Ensemble, the Student Ambassadors, the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Iron Man Club, among several other organizations.
The student body at Louisburg College is fairly diverse, with a little over half of the student body being Caucasian, a little less than half being African American, with a small percentage of other ethnicities. Unusual for most colleges, the majority (over 70%) of students at Louisburg College are male; almost 100% of students are enrolled in classes on a full-time basis. In-state students comprise about 70% of the student body, with Virginians accounting for another significant portion, which is then followed by South Carolina.
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The sports teams at Louisburg College compete within the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region X, District J Conference. The school’s teams are known as the Hurricanes (for men’s teams) and the Lady Hurricanes (for women’s teams), and the competing colors are blue and red.
In all, the school fields the following teams for men: baseball, golf, basketball, soccer, cross country, football, and cheerleading/dance. For the women, there are the following teams: softball, golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country, and cheerleading/dance.