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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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy
Harrogate, TN 37752
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
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
60%
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,374/ 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
$16,506/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,395Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
558
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Approachable
    31%
  • Hard working
    31%
  • Fun loving
    13%
  • Snobbish
    13%
  • Stressed
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.36 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Awsome!!
    32%
  • Challenging in all the right ways
    32%
  • A place to learn and grow
    21%
  • Nightmare!
    16%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    55%
    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

    Lincoln Memorial University Reviews

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    LMU is a nice school, but it has some major flaws. At first, I thought it would be a nice and quiet university where the student really matters. However, I realized that it is actually mini "party school," even during COVID. There seemed to be parties every week (even before classes actually began). I was also felt like I didn't truly matter at the school. The actual professors were great and very helpful, but I felt that the administration valued money over everything else. Also, the cafeteria food was really bad, granted there were changes due to COVID. I still felt like they could have done a better job. The dorms were also disappointing. The upperclassmen dorms aren't too bad, but there is hardly any noise privacy. The underclassmen dorms aren't so bad either, it's just that they have communal bathrooms and small bedrooms. Overall, the school isn't bad, it's just not great.
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    The area and local scenery is beautiful and there are many local businesses that contribute to the community aspect. The courses are fairly simple and there are a few professors that really make this place feel like home. There are nice dorms and learning facilities. There are also some professors that are less understanding and some courses that are quite confusing. Some of the facilities are very worn and are falling apart. Most of the attention is focused toward athletics and almost everything else is overshadowed. It is a very strange dynamic where the few control the many. It definitely takes a bit of adjusting, but the few kind people you will meet outweigh the cons.
    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.