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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
From Lipscomb University

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 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
1060-1320
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,719/ 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
$20,106/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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
    20%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,738Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
200
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Hypocrite
    10%
  • Live in a bubble
    10%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Scholastic
    5%
  • Academic
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.67 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Christian
    61%
  • A place to grow
    18%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Community
    5%
  • Innovative
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    65%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    87%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

    Lipscomb University Reviews

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    Lipscomb University provides phenomenal educational programs! Professors are top notch, class sizes are small, and campus scenery in beautiful. Lipscomb is a very conservative campus--there is not a whole lot of diversity or outlets for students who do not come from a traditional 'Lipscomb' background. I would love to see more support from administration for these students. There are also a lot of commuter students and I have noticed that they do not have the, on campus, resources that most colleges have. Commuter students have been given a lounge, however it is sectioned off and it feels more like a business center. It is not welcoming and discourages students from going in there to relax. Due to this, commuter student often go straight home after classes and rarely get to experience Lipscomb Life.
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    I've always had very mixed feelings about Lipscomb. I grew a lot in my faith and found a relationship with God during my time here. The professors, particularly in the Theology department, are amazing. I learned and grew a lot in Bible classes and mission trips. However, I have different opinions of administration, particularly towards finances and rule enforcement. They use money in a typical, big-business, greedy manner. I find such misappropriation hypocritical for a Christian institution. As far as rule enforcement, I was never made aware of their strict rules before the first day of class. It's impossible to control what people do in their free time off campus. Title IX enforcement is a joke. The school is putting sexual assault cases under new management, but these cases were previously dealt with in quite a victim shaming, misogynistic manner. Administration has its hypocrisies, but the learning environment itself is something I would never trade for anything in the world.
    I graduated from Lipscomb in May 2019. My professors and classmates guided and supported me onto great successes, such as publishing one of my essays in an academic journal. Even more importantly, my Lipscomb community walked with me during my hardest season of life as I battled a major depression. I had professors who cared about my growth as a student, my well-being as a person, and my contribution to our world. Those mentor relationships even extended beyond my graduation. As a student at Lipscomb, I participated in countless experiences throughout Nashville, from practicums in metro public schools, to service opportunities with Nashville nonprofits, to city events such as the free Live on the Green outdoor concert series and Shakespeare in the Park. I went on hikes at parks; ate at famous restaurants like The Loveless Cafe and Hattie B’s; and discovered my favorite corners of the city (mostly coffee shops I studied at with friends). I’m forever grateful for attending Lipscomb.