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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Lipscomb is an above-average private, Christian university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,656 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lipscomb acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 58% of students, Lipscomb alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,200.
About Lipscomb University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

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

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1268
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,426/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,665/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,893/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,917/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,628/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,656Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    62%
  • Hypocrite
    11%
  • Live in a bubble
    11%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Scholastic
    5%
  • Academic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Christian
    59%
  • A place to grow
    21%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Community
    3%
  • Innovative
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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
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Academically, Lipscomb has some of the best professors I have ever gotten the privilege to know. The staff in general at Lipscomb, besides the president and vice president, are absolutely incredible! However, the social scene at LU is crap. The people there are so concerned with fitting in and joining a social club they become fake and superficial. They'll tell you that you don't have to join a social club to feel welcome but they're lying. Lipscomb students live for their social clubs and worship them. If you can stomach it, the academics and Nashville scene make it worth it, but you won't feel comfortable there until your junior or senior year. Lipscomb can be awesome if you don't fall into the trap and lose your identity.
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My favorite thing about Lipscomb University is the family environment. The first time I visited campus everyone, from the faculty to the students, was so nice and welcoming. They really made me feel like I belong here. Now that I am attending Lipscomb, nothing has changed. i meet new people all the time and everyone is so kind. Another thing that drew me to this university was the opportunities here. Being so close to downtown Nashville there are so many opportunities, from jobs to internships. The last thing that drew me here was the college of business. Lipscomb university currently has the number one business program in Tennessee. Going into business, the opportunities offered here were just too good to turn down
The environment is welcoming and the people are so friendly! At Lipscomb, you will feel like you're home. You will make many friendships that last a lifetime. I chose Lipscomb so I wouldn't be peer pressured into doing things that go against my morals. Lipscomb has always been my dream college and I'm so glad to be apart of the family. Go Bisons!