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 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.

Overall

From The School

Lipscomb accepts both the ACT and SAT, and only considers your highest ACT composite or SAT CR + M score. That way you won't be penalized for taking a test multiple times to strengthen your application or qualify for a better scholarship. In addition to your test scores, you'll need to send us an academic reference, your transcripts, and an essay to complete your application.

Overview

Applicants
3,699
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average HS GPA
3.55

GPA Breakdown

41%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 640
SAT Math
518 - 620
ACT Composite
23 - 29

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Interview

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

In addition to master's and doctoral degrees, Lipscomb offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Social Work. Students in all fields of study have opportunities to study abroad, participate in international and domestic mission trips, and gain valuable experience through internships, research, or relevant clinical experiences.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
558
with Terminal Degree
302

297
Men
261
Women
40
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Sports Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Literature
  • Writing, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Family Systems
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • American History (United States)
  • European History
  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General
  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Piano and Organ
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera


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

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

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.

Financial Aid

If you've scored a 19 or better on the ACT (900 or better on the SAT), you will likely be eligible for a merit based scholarship, in addition to scholarship awarded based on your home state. Regardless, you will want to file your FAFSA as soon as you can to maximize the aid and scholarships that you are eligible to receive.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,497

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,799

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,097

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,480

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,944

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

From The School

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
2,883
Out of State
34%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

2.59%
Asian
6.84%
African-American
5.99%
Hispanic
78.23%
Caucasian
4.68%
Unknown
2.20%
International

61% female
39% male
34% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

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 Facilities & Equipment

Lipscomb's new $7 million, 24,800-square-foot Health Sciences Simulation Center opened in Fall 2012. This building is just one of the many ways that Lipscomb is investing in state-of-the-art facilities to ensure students get the most out of their college education.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Lipscomb's beautiful 65-acre campus is located in the Green Hills area 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.

Student Organizations & Activities

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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

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

23% join a fraternity
24% 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

Sustainability

Green Rating
82

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

Campus Visits 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

3,699
Applicants
2,883
Size
56%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists