From the School

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, travel, 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.

Overview

Applicants
3,467
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.56

GPA Breakdown

41%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 650
SAT Math
510 - 650
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Interview

Overall

The city is our campus and the world is our classroom. An important component of a Lipscomb education is global engagement. Lipscomb offers study opportunities throughout the world. Students also engage in service through our missions program and nationally recognized Service and Learning Together (SALT) service-learning program.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
531
with Terminal Degree
294

293
Men
238
Women
33
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
94%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jack Faris
Retired president of NFIB (Natl Fed. for Independent Business)

Jim Jinkins
creator of Doug, animated series and movie

David Sampson
CEO of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Tom Ingram
fromer Chief of Staff for US Senator Lamar Alexander

Marty Rowe
lead singer for Diamond Rio, country music group

Michael Adams
current president of the University of Georgia

Beth Harwell
current Speaker of TN House of Representatives

Overview

Investing in a college education is a big deal, and Lipscomb was recently rated a top college for return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online. Our faculty will help you get the most out of your education, and your Lipscomb admissions counselor will work with you and your family to get the most out of scholarships and financial aid.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,104

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,901

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,338

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$16,647

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,978
Required Fees
$1,676
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,250

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Lipscomb students have fun together enjoying Nashville, participating in over 50 clubs and organizations, playing intramural sports and cheering for our 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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,890
Out of State
33%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

2.74%
Asian
7.91%
African-American
5.17%
Hispanic
78.73%
Caucasian
3.74%
Unknown
2.35%
International

60% female
40% male
33% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Lipscomb's beautiful 65-acre campus is located in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. Just four 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! Find a time to experience Lipscomb in person at admissions.lipscomb.edu/visit.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
6

16% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

42% participate in intramural sports
10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bisons)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bisons)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: NA

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Vanderbilt University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tennessee State University

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
11

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Individual basis-students receive a discount.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Dana Anderson
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
One University Park Dr.
Nashville, TN 37204

Phone
615-966-1776

Email
admissions@lipscomb.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bennett Campus Center
SAC - Student Activity Center
Allen Arena
Willard Collins Alumni Auditorium
Bison Square

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Broadway/Downtown Nashville
Tennessee Titans Football Games
Nashville Predators Hockey Games
Cool Springs/Green Hills Mall
Percy Warner Park
Opryland Hotel & Opry Mills, Rocketown, Country Music Hall of Fame

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00-4:30
615-966-1776

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
normal business hours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@lipscomb.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
off-season camps and opportunities for J

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
BNA - Nashville International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-440, exit at Hillsboro Road. Left on Woodmont Blvd. Right on Belmont Blvd. Campus on left.

Local Accommodations
Green Hills (approx. 1 mile from Lipscomb): Hampton Inn & Suites 2324 Crestmoor Road Nashville, TN 37215 615-777-0001 Economy (approx. 3 miles from Lipscomb near I-65/Harding Place): Dury Inn 615.834.7170; 800.325.8300 La Quinta Inn 615.834.6900; 800.531.5900 Red Roof Inn 615.832.0093; 800.843.7663 Brentwood (approx. 4-5 miles from Lipscomb): Baymont Inn & Suites 111 Pen Warren Drive Brentwood, TN 37027 615.376.4666 Brentwood Hampton Inn 5630 Franklin Pike Circle Brentwood, TN 37207 615.373.2212 (ATTN: Katelyn Hellige) Courtyard Marriot 103 East Park Drive Brentwood, TN 37027 615.371.9200 [Discount through link above] Homewood Suites 5107 Peter Taylor Park Brentwood, TN 37027 615.377.3332 Wingate by Wyndham / Cool Sprins 1738 Carothers Parkway Brentwood, TN 37027 615.277.8700 (ask for the Lipscomb Univ. rate) 100 Oaks/Fairgrounds (approx. 4-5 miles from Lipscomb): Red Roof Inn Nashville Fairgrounds 4271 Sidco Dr Nashville, TN 37024 615.832.0093
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Key Stats

3,467
Applicants
2,890
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists