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

39%

male

61%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,227
Declined 1,394
Total Received 3,621
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Private

3,478

undergraduate students

2,398

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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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,876
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Congregational (United Church of Christ)

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
550
75th
650
25th
530
75th
32
25th
23
75th
27
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,227
Declined 1,394
Total Received 3,621

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

78%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$29,268

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,080
Room $7,816
Board $5,988
Additional fees $2,664
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $50,048
Average Financial Aid - $29,268
Total with Avg. Aid $20,780

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,104,366
State $4,539,080
Institutional $24,569,281
Other external $54,598
Total $32,267,325

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,368,750
Institutional $12,653,487
Other external
Total $14,022,237

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Sun Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
American History (United States). yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biophysics. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling. yes
Computational Biology. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes yes
Computer Teacher Education. yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Digital Arts. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other. yes
European History. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family Systems. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health and Wellness, General. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Informatics. yes yes
Information Resources Management. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Missions/Missionary Studies. yes
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation. yes
Molecular Biology. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Music, Other. yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Leadership. yes yes
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other. yes
Pastoral Studies/Counseling. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other. yes
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Voice and Opera. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes
Writing, General. yes
Youth Ministry. yes

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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

5,876

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

3,478
students

Female
61%
2,105

Male
39%
1,373

41%

2,398
students

Female
68%
1,640

Male
32%
758

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

2,824
students

Female
60%
1,703

Male
40%
1,121

19%

654
students

Female
61%
402

Male
39%
252

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Student Break-down

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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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
Honduras
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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