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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
About Lincoln Memorial University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy
Harrogate, TN 37752
Website
From Lincoln Memorial University

Our nation's beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, envisioned "a great university for the people of this area" here in the Cumberland Gap. Lincoln Memorial University is the heir of that vision, and we are proud to wear his name and embrace his legacy. Nestled in the pristine Appalachian Mountain range, LMU's main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is both scenic and historic. About 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, we're perfectly poised to offer a liberal arts education. With a main campus full of activities and off-campus sites in surrounding areas, LMU provides educational experiences to suit your life. Since LMU offers over 30 academic majors, success is within your reach. Most importantly, LMU is a close-knit community filled with people who care, so students can expect personal attention. At LMU, students build relationships that last, and they learn lessons they'll carry for life. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about Lincoln Memorial University.

Lincoln Memorial University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
980-1150
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,008/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,793/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,355Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
564
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Approachable
    36%
  • Hard working
    36%
  • Fun loving
    14%
  • Snobbish
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
59%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.34 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Awsome!!
    35%
  • Challenging in all the right ways
    35%
  • A place to learn and grow
    18%
  • Nightmare!
    12%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    46%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%
    74%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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    LMU is just average in my opinion. I am a current Sophomore at the university. The administration doesn't listen to students' opinions or concerns very well. They give out surveys at least twice a semester but I've never seen any concerns I raised being taken care of. The school also seems to care more about making a quick buck than ensuring their students have success and prosper in college. For example, during finals week at the end of the Fall 2018 semester students were told they had 3 days to pay their full Spring 2019 balance or they would be required to move out immediately following their last final exam. This created enormous stress on the students combined with their already heightened stresses from finals week. This policy was changed without alerting students which is just plain sketchy. Overall, I would look at other institutions nearby because I feel like LMU would rather make a quick buck than to see their students actually succeed in their degree and in life.
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    Lincoln Memorial University is a great place to send your graduate to school because it is a caring, learn-friendly, and safe place. There is always someone there to help you with anything you need and all the professors I have had were great. I love how the Freshman get an incoming UACT teacher who helps you to maintain your college life. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
    Even though it is stuck in what seems like the middle of nowhere, the campus offers everything you need to have a great university life. Not only is the campus absolutely beautiful, but there is access to anything you need. For example, free food nights, free gym membership, free tutoring, and a lot more. There seems to be always something planned, but it's never too crowded here. We are a small enough school to where you're friends with everyone!