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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  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
    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 2,723 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.
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
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1330
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$25,050/ 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
$18,955/ 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
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,723Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
264
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    61%
  • Hypocrite
    11%
  • Live in a bubble
    11%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Scholastic
    5%
  • Academic
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.64 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Christian
    60%
  • A place to grow
    20%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Community
    3%
  • Innovative
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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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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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!