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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.

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Overview

Applicants
3,581
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

46%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
561
with Terminal Degree
325

312
Men
249
Women
43
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

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

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism, Other.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Science.
  • Informatics.
  • Information Technology.
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.
  • 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.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

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

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • General Literature.
  • Writing, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • 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.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • 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, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • 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.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Directing and Theatrical Production.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Voice and Opera.


Students Say

Nashville’s Lipscomb University is a private, Christian liberal arts college offering more than two hundred undergraduate majors and minors. This faith-based, service-focused school “does a great job at building relationships [between] students and faculty.” With the university’s SALT (Service and Learning Together) program, among others, the curriculum strives to find “unique and innovative ways to help its students learn” by incorporating service and experiential learning into more traditional courses. Many classes ask students “to go places around Nashville” and then discuss their experiences in class. On the whole, Lipscomb “encourages growth of your worldview” and seeks to ensure that students “have been challenged to think outside the classroom” by “engaging within the community and then engaging with [their] career fields.”

Lipscomb professors “are very involved in your academic life” and they are “always reassuring you and always motivating you to do better.” One student adds, “Not only do they mentor you through the college process, but they also serve as life mentors,” caring “not only about academics but also [the] spiritual life of students.” Others describe the faculty as “energetic, lively, and conversational.” They “show their faith both inside and outside the classroom,” “are super accessible if you need any help,” and “[care] about each individual student as more than a statistic.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
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

Notable Faculty


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
former Speaker of TN House of Representatives

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,805

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,054

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,682

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,673

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,500

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,676
Required Fees
$2,468
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,750

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,652
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,987
Foreign Countries Represented
45

Demographics

3.09%
Asian
6.83%
African-American
6.83%
Hispanic
76.29%
Caucasian
1.11%
Unknown
2.89%
International

61% female
39% male
34% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Students Say

Those who attend the “relatively small” Lipscomb are “highly driven, passionate, and individualistic,” and “there is an evident community among the student body.” One student shares, “It's comforting and reassuring to be able to walk around campus and pass people who smile at you or say ‘hi’—despite whether or not you know them.” The school has a “wide range of religions and ideas despite it being a Christian university,” although many students here “assist at church or are involved in some form of spiritual leadership.” Overall, “there is an appreciation of authenticity across the board and that really discourages a lot of misconduct” on campus.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Students Say

For students here, “doing homework is a way of hanging out with people,” so you’ll find them studying either at the library or “outside when the weather is nice.” When undergrads “aren’t in class or at work they usually congregate in the student center,” which is “normally packed—in a good way.” Off-campus, there “are constantly activities around Nashville,” and the “non-party environment” of this “safe, small” campus is also privy to “genuinely enjoyable events and plenty of smaller communities to choose from,” including “Salsa in the Square or dodgeball every weekend.” The school itself is “always very clean and on top of things. They see tasks that need to be done and start immediately.”

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Leslie Beach

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
8
Number of Religious Organizations
6

23% join a fraternity
24% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

40% participate in intramural sports
9% 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
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Vanderbilt University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tennessee State University

Sustainability

80/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
10%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Individual basis-students receive a discount.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dana Anderson
Director of Campus Visits

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 Galleria/Green Hills Mall
Percy Warner Park
Opryland Hotel & Opry Mills, 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 Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@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, especially in summer

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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