Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$34,744

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,197
Declined 1,284
Total Received 3,481
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Private

2,859

undergraduate students

1,736

graduate students

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School Facts

Lipscomb University, founded in 1891, is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university. Its 89-acre campus is located in a residential area of Nashville.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,595
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational

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89-acre campus in Nashville (population: 691,243). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

Lipscomb University
1 University Park Drive
Nashville
37204-3951

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Sigma Pi Beta
  • Business fraternities
  • Multicultural Association
  • Alpha Phi Chi men's service club
  • Pi Kappa Sigma women's service club

Top Events

  • Singarama (annual spring student talent show)
  • Annual Service Day (students, faculty, and staff)
  • Paint the Herd
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
42%
500-599
39%
400-499
5%
700-800
8%
600-699
40%
500-599
42%
400-499
8%
30-36
21%
24-29
48%
18-23
29%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.72

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,197
Declined 1,284
Total Received 3,481

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $32,080
Room & board $13,804
Additional fees $2,664
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $2,000
Total $52,048
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computational Biology
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Resources Management
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Studies, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Organizational Leadership
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sustainability Studies
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Urban Studies/Affairs
Voice and Opera
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Writing, General
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,595

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

2,859
students

Female
60%
1,724

Male
40%
1,135

38%

1,736
students

Female
67%
1,158

Male
33%
578

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,680
students

Female
61%
1,615

Male
39%
1,065

7%

179
students

Female
61%
109

Male
39%
70

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Student Facts

Student 4 year graduation rate 57%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

190

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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