Lipscomb University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

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To apply to Lipscomb University, students will need to submit an application along with scores from the SAT or ACT, a teacher recommendation, and a high school transcript. With an acceptance rate of 61 percent, the school is not highly selective--students with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a decent chance of being admitted. For more information, be sure to visit Lipscomb's website, or contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Lipscomb University Description

Established in 1891, Lipscomb University is a private Christian university located on a 65-acre campus four miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The school believes in the interconnectedness of faith and learning, and leadership, service, and faith are central to the university's values. Libscomb undergraduates can choose from over 130 programs of study within 66 majors.

Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Professional fields such as nursing, business and education are among the most popular. Student life is also active with over 70 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Libscomb Bisons compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Popular sports include basketball, soccer, softball, track and field, and baseball.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,632 (2,986 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,756
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,540
  • Other Expenses: $3,250
  • Total Cost: $46,046

Lipscomb University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,936
    • Loans: $6,773

Academic Programs

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women's Sport: Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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