Lipscomb, founded in 1891, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 65-acre campus is located in a residential area of Nashville.

Website: www.lipscomb.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,987
Undergraduate
Students
(60.8%) 1,817 Women
(39.2%) 1,170 Men
1,655
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 3,581 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,546
Tuition and Fees
$32,144
Room and Board
$12,652
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$24,038
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,673
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
213
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Nashville Population
624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bisons, Lady Bisons
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.6% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required October 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One University Park Drive
City, State, Zip
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Phone
(615) 966-1776
Fax
(615) 966-1804
E-mail
admissions@lipscomb.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 3,581 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 2,371 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 1,210 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
852 (39%) of 2,164 admitted students enrolled
Women
513 (36%) of 1,430 admitted students enrolled
Men
339 (46%) of 734 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.57
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 54%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,546
Tuition and Fees
$32,144
Room and Board
$12,652
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$3,250
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003486
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
640 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
455 (71.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
455 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
95 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$24,038
Need-Based Gift
Received by 455 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,805
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 341 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,742
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 452 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
184 (28.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,815

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,626 (96.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,742 (66.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,740 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
386 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$26,236
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,710 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,054
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,342 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,827
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,483 (85.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
794 (29.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,436

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,673
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,320
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • General Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Writing, General
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
213
Part-Time Faculty
348
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
326,186
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • English Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Nashville Population
624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
89 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
50%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bisons, Lady Bisons
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
ice hockey

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, sigma pi beta, business fraternities, multicultural association, alpha phi chi men's service club, pi kappa sigma women's service club
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,987
Women
1,817 (60.8%)
Men
1,170 (39.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,723
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.6% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.9% from 44 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,655

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
59.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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