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Lipscomb University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Lipscomb University is a private university that has its main campus in Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America. It is a Christian, liberal arts University which was established in 1891. The university believes in faith, knowledge, community, innovation, and leadership. It works for the overall holistic development of its students.

Lipscomb University Campus

Lipscomb University was among the top 50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the U.S. in 2018. Its visual arts program was ranked 2nd among other Christian Colleges offering similar programs in 2018. Students at the University come from over 50 countries. The University is a member of NCAA’s Division I, Atlantic Sun Conference through which students participate in 10 out of 17 sports. The University has a Lipscomb Academy for preschool students which are among the only few private schools in the U.S. to be associated with a university.

Lipscomb University Rankings

Lipscomb University has been ranked as follows on various education portals:

U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • #218 in the list of Best National Universities
  • #328 in the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #110 in the list of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Times Higher Education World University Ranking

  • 501-600th in U.S. College Rankings 2020


Type of university Private
Establishment Year1891
Location Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Campus SettingUrban
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2019)63%
Total Number of Students Enrolled (Fall 2019)4,595
Total Number of Undergraduate Students Enrolled2,859
Total Number of Graduate Students Enrolled1,736
Retention Rate (Full-time students)83%
Overall Graduation Rate68%
Mode of ProgramFull-time, part-time, online
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Financial aid Scholarships/ Grants/ Loans/ Work-Study

Lipscomb University Campus

  • Lipscomb University has a campus spread over 113 acres located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Campus Recreation Centre provides the students with an opportunity to engage in an active lifestyle and get involved with students who share the same passion as you.
  • Students can be a part of any of the 50 clubs or organizations on campus. There are over 50 such as academics, music, professional, drama organizations, and clubs.
  • Students can also join any of the social clubs to grow and learn. Some of the social clubs are Delta Omega, Gamma Lambda, Kappa Chi, Sigma Alpha, Sigma Iota Delta, etc.
  • The University has a 20,000 square feet sports and exercise facility known as the SAC.

Lipscomb University Residence

  • There are traditional dormitory-style residence halls as well as apartment-style housing on campus.
  • There are 7 residence halls namely Elam Hall, Fanning Hall, Johnson Hall, High Rise, Sewell Hall, The Village, and Bison Hall.
  • The various facilities and amenities available to the students residing on campus include Wi-Fi, computer labs, cable TV, free laundry facilities, limited kitchen access, vending machine rooms, full and shared baths, and common living areas
  • Each room is equipped with desks, dressers, storage, and closet space.
  • Freshman, juniors, and sophomores are required to live on campus while seniors and students living with parents are allowed to reside off-campus.

Lipscomb University Courses

  • Lipscomb University offers over 176 undergraduate programs and 60 graduate programs in various fields.
  • The university also offers various online academic courses.
  • There are 14 schools or colleges including Business, Bible and Ministry, education, Computing and Technology, Engineering, Nursing, Music, etc.
  • Some of the degrees offered include B.A., M.A., B.S., MPS, BM, MBA, M.Acc., and BBA, etc.
  • Courses are offered in fields like Accounting, American Studies, Art Therapy, Biology, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Chemistry, Coaching, Computer Science, Data Science, Divinity, etc.

Lipscomb University Application Process

International applicants will be required to apply through the online application form. There are 3 intake sessions- Fall, Maymester, and Summer. A telephonic or an in-person interview is an integral part of the admission process.

How to Apply?

For admission to Lipscomb University, students must keep the following points in mind:

Application Portal: Online Application

Application Fee: 50 USD

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Official transcripts of previous institutions
  • Personal essay
  • Interview
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Proof of English language proficiency: International applicants are also required to submit their scores of English proficiency tests. The minimum required scores are given below:
TestMinimum Required Score
ACT English20
SAT critical reading score480

Lipscomb University Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for 2020- 21 undergraduate international applicants are given below:

Budget Item Cost per year
Tuition 32,080 USD
Fees2,664 USD
Room and Board13,380 USD
Total 48,124 USD

The tuition fee of graduate applicants depends upon the subject area and is calculated on the basis of per hour. The estimated cost of attendance for graduate students will include:

Budget ItemCost
Tuition Fee (per hour)525 – 1,350 USD
Graduate Audit Fee50% of tuition fee

Lipscomb University Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • Around 99% of the undergraduate students are offered with some sort of financial aid every year.
  • Different types of financial aid options include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study options.
  • Grants and scholarships are not supposed to be repaid while loans taken from federal or private sources have to be repaid.
  • International Student Scholarships are exclusively for international students studying in the U.S. and it can be used along with external scholarships. It is awarded to students who comprehend test scores and submit relevant information at the time of admission.
  • Various scholarships offered to freshman students include:
Name of ScholarshipEligibility CriteriaAmount Awarded
Merit-based ScholarshipOffered on the basis of previous GPAs and test scores7,000 – 15,000 USD
Trustee ScholarshipAwarded to 10 students who meet the test score requirements: ACT score: 30 or above SAT score: 1360 or abovePart of tuition fee
Scout ScholarshipAwarded to students who provide proof of Scout awards.2,500 USD
Athletic ScholarshipAwarded to athlete students12,000 USD
Academic Program-Based ScholarshipAwarded by the specific department500 – 3,000 USD

Lipscomb University Alumni Network

  • The Alumni Association of Lipscomb University comprises over 45,000 people all over the world.
  • Alumni of Lipscomb University can become a part of various events conducted on campus.
  • Alumni are also offered with various benefits like:
    • Allen Arena Concessions
    • 20% off on purchase from Bookstore
    • Bennett Campus Centre
    • Free access to Beaman Library
    • Discounted rates at Lipscomb Family Therapy Center
    • Lipscomb Bison Network Card
    • Avail the benefits of the Career Development Centre to find career opportunities for themselves.
  • Some of the notable alumni include:
    • Lamar Baker - Politician
    • Pat Boone - Singer
    • B.C. Goodpasture - Preacher and writer
    • Michael Shane Neal - Portrait artist
    • Kelsea Ballerini - Singer and songwriter

Lipscomb University Placements

96% of Lipscomb University graduates have positive career outcomes. The average salary of Lipscomb alumni is 48,100 USD. More than 100 companies visit the university every year to conduct on-campus recruitment. Some prominent employers of the graduates include Deloitte, Dell, Nissan, Wright Industries, Warner Music, etc.

The students can avail of the services of the Career Development Centre for finding suitable jobs in the U.S. and creating a desired career for themselves. Students can log in to Handshake and find various jobs and internship opportunities according to their field preferences. Various career fairs are also organized on- campus where students can find part-time or full-time jobs.

Lipscomb University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population6003
FAFSA Code003486
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
SATCheck Detailed Score119510601330 22%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing605540670-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262329 90%

Lipscomb University Acceptance Rate


Acceptance Rate


Total Applicants


Total Enrolled






Undergraduate Program60.4%
Total Applicants6132
Total Enrolled3705
Graduate Programs60.4%
Total Applicants3803
Total Enrolled2298

Lipscomb University Enrollment

Lipscomb University Enrollment6003
Undergraduate Enrollment3705
Graduate Enrollment2298
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate44.5%

Attendance Cost

On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,052 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,250 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,980 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,250 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,250 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,250 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
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Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings




    Jack singh solanki, INDIA Molecular biology
    Lipscomb University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2019


    I had not at all planned for this college. I applied because I had a few senior friends from my high school who were studying here. I did not expect to hear back. But I did. And I do not regret this at all. So yeah, I heard about this from my seniors and applied online. The application cost was $30.

    Course Curriculum - 

    The course was designed to give us the freedom to follow our passion. My subjects included Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Virology, Cancer Biology and Histology. I was able to learn and take my passion to a new level with the help of this curriculum.

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    03, May 2020 read more
    Bikash prasad, INDIA Accountancy
    Lipscomb University
    Current student , Batch : 2021


    I felt lucky to be a part of this university. I had constant support from my advisors, teachers, and classmates. Through the Lipscomb accounting program, I was able to connect with the president of an accounting firm in the USA. He helped me set my goals and gave me some great advice. I will always keep my university in contact and I truly value the support provided by the university.

    Course Curriculum - 

    This master's degree in the Accounting program required the business Core Curriculum and around seven additional courses. It was a very much varied and interesting course. I was required to complete the credit scores to successfully complete the course.

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    Book Store

    Lipscomb University Bookstore0.24 Km
    Logos Christian Bookstore1.33 Km
    Christian Science Reading Room2.08 Km
    Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee (store)3.12 Km
    Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University4.72 Km
    Upper Room Ministries4.79 Km
    Liberia Cristiana Leon De Juda4.88 Km
    Imagine This Music - warehouse5.01 Km
    St. Mary's Bookstore and Church Supply5.26 Km
    Bo Sebastian Hypnotherapist5.31 Km
    Miranda's Adult Store5.78 Km
    Follett6.16 Km
    Click All Careers6.67 Km
    The Great Escape7.16 Km
    Alkebu-Lan Images7.24 Km
    Tennessee State University Bookstore7.34 Km
    Hachette Book Group USA7.74 Km
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    Bus Station

    Granny White Pike & Morrow Ave SB0.38 Km
    Lipscomb University0.43 Km
    Grannywhite Pike & Maplehurst Ave N0.57 Km
    Grannywhite Pike & Grandview Dr NB0.77 Km
    Granny White Pike & Draughon Ave NB0.93 Km
    Hillsboro Pike & Crestmoor Rd NB0.94 Km
    Granny White Pike & Draughon Ave SB0.96 Km
    Hillsboro High School1.07 Km
    Granny White Pike & Woodmont Blvd N1.34 Km
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    Sunglass Hut at Macy's1.28 Km
    Freebird Stores - Green Hills1.34 Km
    Green Hills1.35 Km
    Grace's Plaza1.4 Km
    Sunglass Hut1.4 Km
    The Mall at Green Hills1.43 Km
    Gallery At Green Hills1.45 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk1.46 Km
    Bandywood Fashion Sq1.54 Km
    Hill Center Green Hills1.57 Km
    Hill Center Belle Meade4.92 Km
    Belle Meade Plaza Shopping Center4.98 Km
    Music City 3605.46 Km
    Paddock Place5.77 Km
    L & L Market6.1 Km
    Belle Meade Galleria6.18 Km
    Willowbrook Commons6.8 Km
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    Trader Joe's1.38 Km
    Osborne's Bi-Rite1.51 Km
    Whole Foods Market1.64 Km
    Walmart2.86 Km
    Aleksey's Market3.29 Km
    Wedgehill Market4.16 Km
    Piggly Wiggly4.62 Km
    Publix Super Market at Hill Center at Belle Meade4.92 Km
    La Yaquita Super Mercado & Carniceria4.97 Km
    Family Dollar4.99 Km
    ALDI6.31 Km
    H.G. Hill Urban Market6.82 Km
    Patel Brothers7.02 Km
    Save A Lot7.16 Km
    Zomi Oriental Market7.16 Km
    Walmart Supercenter7.18 Km
    K&S World Market7.39 Km
    Publix Super Market at Marketplace at Maryland Farms7.52 Km
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    Saint Thomas Hospital Heliport4.72 Km
    A2 Global Shipping6.93 Km

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