Tuition & Fees

$32,144

$32,144

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,164
Declined + 1,417
Total Received 3,581
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Private (nonprofit)

2,987

undergraduate students

1,655

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1161
ACT 3956

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,642
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Nashville, TN

89-acre campus in Nashville (population: 684,410). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Lipscomb University
1 University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 23% of male students
 
7 sororities 24% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
36%
500-599
36%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
33%
500-599
42%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
200-299
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
36%
18-23
26%
12-17
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
53%
18-23
28%
12-17
8%
30-36
23%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,164
Declined + 1,417
Total Received 3,581

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Johnathan Akin
Director of Admissions
P: 877 582-4766
F: 615 966-1804
admissions@lipscomb.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,236

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,676
Room & board $12,268
Additional fees $2,468
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $45,912
Average Financial Aid - $26,236
Total with Avg. Aid $19,676

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,428,334
State $4,910,875
Institutional $20,906,067
Other external $2,648,826
Total $31,894,102

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,377,025
Institutional $10,367,443
Other external $451,746
Total $12,196,214
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 333-4358
F: 615 966-1804
financialaid@lipscomb.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tiffany Summers
Director of Financial Aid
tiffany.summers@lipscomb.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Basketball, Flag Football, Hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Kickball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Racquetball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Phillip Hutcheson (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Lin Garner (women's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics/academics And Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Sun Conference
Mascot
Bisons
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American History
American Studies
Art
Art Therapy
Art/Teaching
Bible
Bible/Biblical Languages
Bible/Children's Ministry
Bible/Missions
Bible/Preaching
Bible/Youth Ministries
Biochemistry/Applied
Biology
Biology/Teaching
Biomedical Physics
Biomolecular Science
Business Administration/Distributive
Business Administration/Financial Services
Business Administration/Health Care Administration
Business Administration/Health Care Informatics
Business Administration/Information Security
Business Administration/Leadership
Business Administration/Non-Profit Management
Business Administration/Sports Management
Business Administration/Sustainability
Chemistry/Applied
Chemistry/Professional
Chemistry/Teaching 6-12
Christian Ministry
Christian Practice
Civic Leadership
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Computer Science
Conflict Management
Data Science
Dietetics
Divinity
Dual M.B.A./M.F.A. in Film/Creative Media
Dual M.B.A./M.S. in Sustainability
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical/Computer Engineering
English
English Language Learning
English Teaching
Environmental/Sustainability Science
European History
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences/Family Relations
Family/Consumer Sciences/Fashion Merchandising
Family/Consumer Sciences/Textiles/Apparel
Fashion Design
Film Production
Film/Creative Media
Financial Management
Financial Markets
Food Systems Management
French
French Teaching
Game Development
German
German Teaching
Government/Public Administration
Graphic Design
Health Care Informatics
History
History Teaching
Human Resources
Human Resources Management
Information Security
Information Technology
Information Technology Management
Instructional Coaching
Instructional Practice
Integrated Studies
Interdisciplinary Teaching/4-8
Interdisciplinary Teaching/K-6
Interdisciplinary Teaching/PreK-3
Interdisciplinary/Non-teaching
International Affairs
Journalism/New Media
Law/Justice/Society
Liberal Arts Studies
Management
Management/Corporate
Management/Entrepreneurship
Management/International Business
Management/Social Entrepreneurship
Management/Sustainability
Marketing
Marketing/Digital Marketing
Marketing/Graphic Arts
Marriage/Family Therapy
Math Specialty
Math Teaching
Mathematics
Mathematics/Applied
Mechanical Engineering
Ministry
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Performance/Piano/Organ
Music Performance/Voice
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Contemporary
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education/Teaching
Physics
Physics Teaching
Political Science
Pre-Architecture
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Reading Specialty
Restorative Criminal Justice
Social Work
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish Teaching
Special Education
Special Education/K-8
Strategic Communication
Studio Art
Sustainability
Teaching/Learning/Leading
Technology Integration
Theatre
Theatre Ministry
Theatre Teaching
Theatre/Acting
Theatre/Design/Technology
Theatre/Directing
Theatre/Musical
Theological Studies
Urban Studies
Visual Arts Administration
Web Application Development
Worship Ministry
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,642

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

2,987
students

Female
61%
1,817

Male
39%
1,170

36%

1,655
students

Female
65%
1,081

Male
35%
574

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

2,723
students

Female
61%
1,649

Male
39%
1,074

9%

264
students

Female
64%
168

Male
36%
96

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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
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.20
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Rachel Stowe
Admissions Recruiter
615 966-6070
rachel.stowe@lipscomb.edu

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