Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN, USA
4.14 Average Rating

Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Lipscomb University is a Christian liberal arts institution in Nashville. Lipscomb confers undergraduate degrees in 176 academic areas of study. As a Christian university, Lipscomb holds chapel services twice per week and all students are required to accrue a minimum number of attendance credits. For one day every spring, Lipscomb cancels all classes in observance of Service Day for all students to participate in local community service projects.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Churches of Christ
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
39%
91%
Submitting ACT
22%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1176
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,642
Total Number of Undergrads
2,987
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
56%
20-39 Students
34%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,050
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,472
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,472
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,540
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,996
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,795
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,936

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
45%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,773
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$212
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
52
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
53%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bisons
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
Atlanta
Memphis
Knoxville
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.14 Average Rating
lipscomb is an excellent school with a very caring faculty and staff. the christian community here is uplifting and encouraging.
Jessica from Smyrna, TN
Lipscomb University is an incredible school with a positive atmosphere and community. The academics are challenging, and the professors are encouraging towards students. Lipscomb is a great place to learn and grow as a person.
Kelly from Orland Park, IL
Lipscomb University is an amazing college. Professors and peers are extremely friendly. Campus is always vivid.
Victor from Antioch, TN
This school is better than I could've imagined.
It has a family/faith-based atmosphere where you can fit in.
Classes are just the right size where you can get the professor's help.
Caleb from Louisville, KY
Lipscomb seems to be very lively. There's always something to do and people are proud to be Bisons. The school is its own community, in a way.
Katharine from Metamora, IL