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About Lipscomb

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. Lipscomb is committed to providing exceptional academics with a foundation in the Christian faith interwoven throughout your entire college experience - from nationally-ranked programs in business and nursing to NCAA Div. I athletics. At Lipscomb, you will become part of an authentic Christian community prepared to invest in you so that you can further invest into the world around you.

Lipscomb University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Nashville, Tennessee. Lipscomb was founded in 1891 and now enrolls around 4,884 students a year, including 2,997 undergrads.

Lipscomb offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

Lipscomb's endowment was valued at $79.077 million in 2021. The institution spends around $11,368 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 14 Lipscomb undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Lipscomb Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Average GPA 3.8
Tuition $33,012

2022 Lipscomb Regular Decision Application Deadline

All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

Early Admission at Lipscomb

Lipscomb University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Lipscomb Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Lipscomb. In 2021, Lipscomb accepted 62% of applicants. In 2021, 2,227 out of 3,621 total applicants were accepted.

Lipscomb Waitlist 2021

Lipscomb reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lipscomb University?

Lipscomb is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lipscomb, applicants must submit the following items.

Lipscomb Application Requirements

Lipscomb Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.8 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lipscomb.

Does Lipscomb Require Test Scores?

Lipscomb does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 23% submitted the SAT. 84% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Lipscomb

Yes! Lipscomb provides on-campus housing for students.

Lipscomb students are active in the school's Sigma Pi Beta, business fraternities and Multicultural Association. Singarama (annual spring student talent show), Annual Service Day (students, faculty, and staff), and and Paint the Herd are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lipscomb.

Financial Aid at Lipscomb

Lipscomb meets 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lipscomb full-time are awarded $27,181 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Lipscomb a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lipscomb

About 86% of students who start at Lipscomb return for their second year of college. Out of the 624 students who started at Lipscomb as first-time freshman, 370 graduate within four years.

Lipscomb's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 69%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,594 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lipscomb sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Lipscomb a good school for you?

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Where is Lipscomb University Located?

Lipscomb is located in the suburban setting of Nashville, Tennessee.

If you want to see Lipscomb for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Nashville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lipscomb and Nashville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Lipscomb Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lipscomb is Continuous processing.

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Lipscomb ACT Scores


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22 - 29

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1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


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550 - 660

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Wondering what life at Lipscomb is like? There are approximately 4,884 students enrolled at Lipscomb, including 2,997 undergraduate students and 1,887 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from TN and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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