About Lipscomb University

Founded in 1891, Lipscomb University. is a Private college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,986 full time undergraduate students, and 1,646 full time graduate students.

The Lipscomb University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 220 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lipscomb University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate60%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range990-1268
ACT Range22-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,23% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lipscomb University.

9%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
39%
“They keep regular office hours”
52%
“They”re always available”
15%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
52%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
39%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
6%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
47%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
9%
“We”re apathetic”
36%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
19%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
39%
“They keep regular office hours”
52%
“They”re always available”
15%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
52%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
39%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
6%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
47%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Lipscomb University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    75 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    61 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    80 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    80 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    81 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    79 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    81 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    81 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Lipscomb University?

35 Students rated Lipscomb University

Nylah - 01/26/2023

When I visited Lipscomb University for my New Student Orientation, I got the chance to know what it felt like to call another place home. I felt as if there was something continuously pulling me into the campus. I wanted to find out what exactly was making me so drawn toward the university, and so I did. For me, it was the moment I stepped into my audition for the Theater department. I knew that I felt welcomed enough to be on the campus. The staff members as well as the students in the department felt so inclined to make sure that I felt comfortable in their space. While I felt so new to the department, I still knew that this was the place meant for me. It has the people that make you feel more close to home when you feel alone. The people are everything to me here at Lipscomb but that did not stop me from wanting more from its college. I found out that there are so many opportunities to be involved in, both on and off campus. From being a mentor for another student to directing an entire show for the student body are some of the many ways to feel a part of the college. Staying connected with other students, professors, and even local employees working at the university is what brings me joy. My most memorable moment I have from being at Lipscomb so far is meeting so many people that show so much kindness and care for one another. Lipscomb is the type of university that exists for making everyone feel welcome and involved in not just the social community but also in the area of belonging to a home and making one's mark in it as well.

Angel - 12/31/2022

It's overall very welcoming and friendly! The food on campus is a bomb and the facilities are very clean. There are many friends to be made and the professors are more than willing to help us succeed. The events are amazing and the location is perfect-- considering the university has its own stores and is nearby many nice restaurants and out-of-campus shops.

Haven - 10/02/2020

Lipscomb is a great Christian university with many great opportunities academically and a great staff. The campus is very well kept and the facilities are clean. There is increasing diversity and much student involvement and participation. Lipscomb is a college that equips it’s students for the future.

Morgan

Lipscomb is the perfect school for me. Class sizes are wonderful and professors make an effort to get to know you. Professors also keep regular office hours which makes it easy to get help when needed. Extracurricular activities are a great way to get involved. Greek Life, intramural teams, basketball games, student government, and the student activities board are great ways to get involved on campus and meet people.

Lipscomb University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lipscomb University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lipscomb University is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Location, location, location! Yes, academics and extracurriculars are important, but going to school in a city that is enjoyable gives your student an opportunity to leave campus and recuporate from the stress of college life. Although the purpose of attending college is to earn a degree, do not forget that a social life is part of your education too. Classes can become over whelming, but students can find respite in spending time with friends at beautiful parks and restaurants near their campus. Colleges and universities that have plans for future expansion, both academically and architecturally, will likely be more inclined to meet your student's needs for a well-rounded college experience. Inquire how tuition dollars are allocated toward your student's department of interest. Choose a school that places an emphasis on your anticipated major, and you will surely find your educational expectations exceeded.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The small class size and inovlvement of the professors with the students. I graduated from a homeschool environment and the transition for me has been fantastic.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    I had a hard time getting used them, because they are so different from my close group of high school friends that I grew up with.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A spritual yet realistic place to further education.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small, you see people you know everyday at school.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who has no goal of succeedeing at finding a job someday

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Somewhat of a suitcase school. Many people leave on the weekends and the campus can seem dead. Though it seems this way, there actually are more people around than one might realize. You just have to find them.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The campus is gorgeous and everyone is very nice and outgoing. If you have struggles, which everyone does, there are always people to come around you and provide support to help you back on your feet. I love this place.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The price of tuition is the most frustrating thing about Lipscomb. I have taken out several loans and I continue to struggle with financial stability and affording the school.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It being Christian based, especially that it's Church of Christ. Lipscomb is the only Church of Christ college around this area.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That it would be a hard struggle.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most of the professors are good people. However, I have only met 2 that are good teachers. This is my fifth semester here so I have been around the block a time or two. Classes that should be objective are made to be subjective. This allows the faculty to make sure the children of families that donate money pass with flying colors while the rest of us finish out the bell curve of grade distribution. My proof is in the fact that 4 out of 5 papers I received a C on have now been published, without any changes, by professional journals. I have also submitted for publication papers from fellow students that received A's. Not one of the 23 papers has been published but interestingly these students all come from families with a history of donating to the school.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    They are accurate for the most part. I have met a few that do not fit the mold but most of them have transferred. Those of us who stay usually do so because of the scholarship and its too late to transfer and graduate on time.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There is plenty to do as long as you like kool aid, cookies, and bad singing. It is a church school so I understand they want everything to reflect a church like atmosphere. But, the Christian school front is really just for marketing to parents and an excuse to have their hand in everyone's business. Social life at Lipscomb is a joke. Most of the students portray themselves as future preachers on campus. However, DUI's, aborted pregnancies, and excessive drug use are okay as long as you pay the Lipscomb fine and they are able to keep it out of the media.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Everyone thinks the people at Lipscomb are very uptight and religious and have no fun. Since it is a private school, people think that everyone comes from rich families.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    They want your money. If you do not have cash to hand over to them on a consistent basis then go somewhere else. Here's a little rundown of the extra costs they don't tell you about. Not fulfilling your chapel requirement = $1000.00 (I am sure giving an extra grand to Lipscomb makes God happy) Student loan processing fee = $200-$600 (Basically what ever they can keep without making a scene) Printing = $200-$400 per semester. (They have started using online books for several classes. Many schools have done this but the printers do not reproduce quality copies which forces students to reprint several times and Lipscomb makes money on reprints)

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    It does not take a certain kind of person to attend Lipscomb. If you are motivative and want to do well, then you are welcome.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Stuck-up, high-strung, very close-minded, judgemental. Some of these stereotypes hit the nail on the head so to speak. However, people at Lipscomb generally are very kind and, happy. Unfortunately they really do not have an open-mind about most political events, and if you do they look down upon you. It seems as though you have to put on a "Christian Lifestyle" to get extremely popular in this school.

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Student Body

Students

62%

female

38%

male

2,986

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,646

Total Grad Students

39%

Out-Of-State

58%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

80

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

36%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
76%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Lipscomb University receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 45% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,756

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$11,540

Room and Board

42,796

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,665
$30 - $48K
$17,893
$48 - $75K
$24,984
$75 - $110K
$23,917
$110K & UP
$25,628

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