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Lipscomb University


At a Glance

Lipscomb is a top-ranked Christian university in Nashville, Tennessee. Lipscomb enrolls about 2,800 undergraduates and offers over 70 majors that emphasize learning through internships, global study, service, and in-the-field experiences. Lipscomb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Location and Off-Campus Opportunities

Lipscomb's beautiful 65-acre campus is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee. Just 4 miles from downtown, Lipscomb students have easy access to incredible academic, internship, and entertainment opportunities. Nashville is within a day's drive of 75% of the country's population, so plan a visit soon! Students can find a time to experience Lipscomb in person at

Bang for Your Buck

Lipscomb was recently rated a "Best Bang for the Buck" university by Washington Monthly, and a top college for return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online. Small classes and engaged faculty make all the difference for Lipscomb students.

Financial Aid

If students have scored a 19 or better on the ACT (900 or better on the SAT), they will likely be eligible for a merit-based scholarship, in addition to scholarship awarded based on their home states. Regardless, students should file their FAFSA as soon as they can to maximize the aid and scholarships that they are eligible to receive.

Student Life

Lipscomb students have fun together enjoying Nashville, participating in over 70 clubs and organizations, playing intramural sports and cheering for the NCAA DIV I teams. Coming together regularly for chapel, biblical study, and to put faith into action through service and missions makes Lipscomb community even more meaningful.

Over 90% Placement Rate

In each of the last 3 years, over 90% of Lipscomb graduates (97% in 2013) have landed jobs or been on their way to graduate school within 6 months of graduation; nearly 15% above the national average. Students leave Lipscomb prepared for whatever comes next.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Architecture And Related Servicesarchitecture Relatedarea, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studiesamerican Studiesbiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiochemistry; Biology/Biological Sciences; Biophysicsbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Business/Managerial Economics; Entrepreneurial And Small Business Related; Entrepreneurship; Fashion Merchandising; Human Resources Management; Information Resources Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsjournalism; Mass Communication/Media; Organizational Communication; Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Related; Public Relations/Image Managementcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Systems Security; Computer Science; Information Science/Studies; Information Technology; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Designeducationart Teacher Education; Biology Teacher Education; Chemistry Teacher Education; Drama And Dance Teacher Education; Education; Elementary Education; English As A Second/Foreign Language (Teaching); English/Language Arts Teacher Education; French Language Teacher Education; History Teacher Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Middle School Education; Music Teacher Education; Physical Education Teaching And Coaching; Physics Teacher Education; Spanish Language Teacher Educationengineeringcivil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Engineering Science; Mechanical Engineeringenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglish; Literature; Rhetoric And Composition; Writingfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciencesapparel And Textiles; Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Family Systems; Food Service Systems Administrationforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages; French; German; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programsart Therapy; Dietetics; Health/Medical Preparatory Programs Related; Pharmacy; Pre-Dentistry Studies; Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Nursing Studies; Pre-Pharmacy Studies; Pre-Veterinary Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistorylegal Professions And Studieslegal Studies; Pre-Law Studiesliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitiesgeneral Studiesmathematics And Statisticsapplied Mathematics; Mathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesinterdisciplinary Studies; Sustainability Studiesnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Scienceparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieskinesiology And Exercise Sciencephilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophyphysical Scienceschemistry; Physicspsychologypsychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionspublic Administration; Social Worksocial Sciencespolitical Science And Government; Urban Studies/Affairstheology And Religious Vocationsbiblical Studies; Missionary Studies And Missiology; Pastoral Counseling And Specialized Ministries Related; Youth Ministryvisual And Performing Artsacting; Commercial And Advertising Art; Directing And Theatrical Production; Dramatic/Theater Arts; Fine And Studio Arts Management; Fine/Studio Arts; Keyboard Instruments; Music; Music Performance; Music Theory And Composition; Theater Design And Technology; Voice And Opera


Admission: 3,022 applied; 1,578 admitted; 675 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.51

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred entrance
Application fee: $50
Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 GPA, 1 letter of recommendation, interview
Recommended: essay or personal statement
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
2,740 Undergraduate Students, 59% Women, 41% Men, 5% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
7% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Hispanic/Latino, 0.0% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.1% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
2% Representing 35 Other Countries
Housing Info
52% Live On Campus

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required Through Junior Year
Men-Only, Women-Only, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Applicants Given Priority For College Housing
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio And Television Station, Choral Group, Sigma Pi Beta, Business Fraternities, Multicultural Association, Alpha Phi Chi Men&Apos;S Service Club, Pi Kappa Sigma Women&Apos;S Service Club
Most popular organizations
Sigma Pi Beta, Business Fraternities, Multicultural Association, Alpha Phi Chi Men&Apos;S Service Club, Pi Kappa Sigma Women&Apos;S Service Club
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Distance Learning, Double Majors, Freshman Honors College, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Services For LD Students, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)School Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division I


Total: 490Full-Time: 39% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 12 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$35,722 includes full-time tuition ($24,234), mandatory fees ($1860), and room and board ($9628). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $1010 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Room and board:college room only: $5456. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:adult students and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,2,481 applied for aid, 1,715 were judged to have need, 337 had their need fully met
In 2013,693 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:60%
Average financial aid package:$21,711
Average need-based loan:$5338
Average need-based gift aid:$4901
Average non-need-based aid:$13,501
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$16,647




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