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Lipscomb Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Lipscomb, the fee for the application is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Lipscomb Admissions Stats at a Glance

Lipscomb 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Lipscomb?

Lipscomb University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Lipscomb Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Lipscomb. Lipscomb evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Lipscomb accepted 62% of students, around 2,227 of the 3,621 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lipscomb, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Lipscomb Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Lipscomb

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Lipscomb Application Requirements

Double check with Lipscomb's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lipscomb?

Students admitted to Lipscomb have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 29.6% submitted a class rank. At Lipscomb 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Lipscomb University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 29.6%
3.75 and 3.99 22.59%
3.50 and 3.74 14.26%
3.25 and 3.49 9.66%
3.00 and 3.24 5.2%
2.50 and 2.9 3.57%
2.00 and 2.49 0.59%

Lipscomb considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 23% of Lipscomb's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Lipscomb?

To be competitive with other Lipscomb applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lipscomb 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lipscomb students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lipscomb students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Lipscomb?

To be most competitive at Lipscomb, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lipscomb's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lipscomb students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Lipscomb University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lipscomb. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lipscomb during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Lipscomb Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lipscomb?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lipscomb.

Does Lipscomb accept transfer credits?

Lipscomb accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lipscomb accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Lipscomb accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Lipscomb accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lipscomb?

Lipscomb is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Lipscomb's acceptance rate?

Lipscomb's acceptance rate is 62%.

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Lipscomb Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lipscomb? Lipscomb is a somewhat selective institution. The Lipscomb acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.



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Lipscomb Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lipscomb is Continuous processing.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lipscomb ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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Lipscomb SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

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Lipscomb GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lipscomb, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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