Frequently Asked Questions
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!
Check out our College map to explore the campus and find directions.
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 SAT score of 800 or higher (critical reading and math only)
- 17 or higher on the ACT (in place of SAT)
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.
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. This allows them to ease into the college lifestyle without being overwhelmed. We are here to provide the foundations you need to accomplish your great future.
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 of our single-gender residence halls offers either suite-style or community-style living.
You will get the same on-campus experience at Louisburg as you would get at any other 4-year 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.
While you are here, you will take core courses and courses specific to your degree. These courses can then transfer to a 4-year college or university and be applied to a specific major/bachelor's degree. Louisburg College offers five different degree path options:
- Associate of Arts in General College
- Associate of Arts in Education
- Associate of Science in General Science
- Associate of Science in General Science - STEM
- Associate of Science in Business
The College completed an extensive renovation project in 2015. Chartwells, our partner in campus dining, invested $750,000 to the $1.6 million budget. 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
- 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
The cafeteria is open to students, staff, faculty, and members of the community. You will see people from all over come to eat here, especially on Fried Chicken Thursdays (where Southern favorites such as: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, macaroni and cheese and cornbread are served).
At Louisburg College, we recognize that students with learning differences can benefit from specialized instruction, tutoring and accommodations. Learning Partners is a fee-based program that is designed to partner students with a professionally-trained learning specialist. Our learning specialists 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.
The Roger G. and Gaile T. Taylor Honors Program at Louisburg College encourages, communicates and rewards academic excellence. This program offers enhanced learning and travel opportunities, as well as additional scholarship funding, to qualified students who demonstrate a high level of interest, initiative and ability.
The Office of Student Engagement is committed to build a strong campus community, help students develop their leadership skills, and explore other co-curricular opportunities that Louisburg College has to offer. We organize fun events throughout the year such as (but not limited to):
- Game Days
- Mall Trips
- Holiday Shuttles
- Walmart and Target Trips
- Late Night Dances
- Ice Cream Socials
- Off-Campus Diversity Retreats
- Community Service Opportunities
- Homecoming Week
- NC State Fair Trips