Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

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Founded in 1891, Lipscomb University is a private Christian liberal arts institution located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Committed to academic excellence, authentic community, and intentional holistic development, Lipscomb equips its students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lift the world. Prepare for your future in an environment that’ll not only teach you how to succeed in your career but invest in your spiritual growth.

Join the Herd
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Lipscomb University is made up of more than 4,600 students from 52 countries and nearly every state. Choose from over 145 areas of study in close-knit classroom settings with an average of 13 students per professor. Here, you’ll become part of an authentic Christian community prepared to invest in you so you can further invest in the world around you.  

Why study at Lipscomb?
At Lipscomb, we’re committed to providing exceptional academics with a foundation in the Christian faith that’s interwoven throughout your entire college experience—from our nationally ranked programs in business and nursing to our NCAA Division I athletic teams.

The Lipscomb difference starts in your residence hall, where your hall leadership is carefully selected to provide spiritual guidance and support. This base is built upon in your classrooms with professors acting as both teachers and mentors, both professionally and personally. 

You’ll also experience weekly opportunities to gather with the Lipscomb community to pray, worship, and study scripture and regularly hear from guest speakers to challenge you to grow spiritually. There are also weekly smaller group settings where you can learn to pursue God in specific, diverse ways.

Activate your faith through service opportunities, both in the Nashville community and around the world. Each semester on Service Day, we cancel classes to focus on volunteering all around the city, and our in-house missions program is the largest of any university in the nation with over 60 annual trips across the globe. Here, you’ll become part of a community that challenges you in your studies and in your faith so you can grow holistically. 

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• Recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction in Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Career Development and as a Christian College of Distinction

• Top 15 of “Best Christian Colleges in the South” | Online Christian Colleges, 2020

• Highest-ranked Division I Christian university in the state of Tennessee | Forbes, 2018

• Producer of 12 Fulbright scholars in 13 years, with five awarded in 2019 

• 95% of Lipscomb students employed within six months of graduation

What our students say...

“I will miss the community and fellowship of believers I had at Lipscomb. People at Lipscomb care about each other, and they put Christ first.” — Anna Kate Holt, History

“Transferring to Lipscomb University was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. It helped me grow in my faith and discover what true happiness can be.” — Sarah Burns, Art Therapy

“Whether it was by my professors praying for me and challenging me to always do my best or forming long-lasting friendships with the people I met, I’ve been offered a great sense of belonging at Lipscomb University.” — Jennifer Bissada, Applied Mathematics

“Without the Lord leading me to Lipscomb, I would’ve missed out on meeting some of the greatest people I’ve ever met. Likewise, I would’ve never had the incredible academic and athletic experiences that have made my college journey so special.” — Brent Leber, Exercise Science 

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