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Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

Lipscomb Admissions

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

Students who apply to Lipscomb for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than November 15.

Lipscomb Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Lipscomb's admissions stats.

Lipscomb 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 33%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 65%
Waitlist No

Lipscomb University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lipscomb University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Lipscomb?


Lipscomb University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Lipscomb directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Lipscomb University Admissions


Transferring to Lipscomb University

For more information on transferring to Lipscomb University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Lipscomb

Lipscomb has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

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 has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Lipscomb

What does Lipscomb consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Lipscomb for more information on admission factors.

Lipscomb 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Lipscomb, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Lipscomb's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lipscomb?

Students admitted to Lipscomb have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At Lipscomb 33% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lipscomb University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 40%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lipscomb directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lipscomb considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Lipscomb has 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 2022, 18% of Lipscomb's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 65% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lipscomb?

To be competitive with other Lipscomb applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lipscomb 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lipscomb students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lipscomb students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lipscomb University

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

• Spring 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 • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Lipscomb?

❌ No, Lipscomb is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Lipscomb's acceptance rate?

✅ Lipscomb's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lipscomb?

🟨 Lipscomb may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

Want To Learn More About Lipscomb?

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Lipscomb Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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Lipscomb Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Lipscomb SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1280

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Math SAT Range

540 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 640

Lipscomb GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.73

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lipscomb, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,778

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,152

Out-of-State

$37,152

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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