Lipscomb is an above-average private, Christian university located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,723 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lipscomb acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 59% of students, Lipscomb alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Atlantic Sun Conference
Lipscomb University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.64 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
Lipscomb University Reviews
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.
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.
Overall I love Lipscomb University! I have toured twice now and have committed as a Civil Engineering major. The facilities are gorgeous, there's so many ways to get involved, the faculty and students are incredible kind and overall the atmosphere is very welcoming!