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Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee

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Lincoln Memorial University overview
Location Harrogate, Tennessee
Online lmunet.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Lincoln Memorial University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a private liberal arts institution located in Harrogate, Tennessee, with proximity to Knoxville. Established in 1897, the university was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln and sits on a 1,000-acre campus amidst the scenic Cumberland Gap area, reflecting an Appalachian heritage. LMU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on health sciences including its esteemed nursing and veterinary medicine programs. With a moderately selective admission process, the university attracts a diverse student body seeking a personalized educational experience. The campus, noted for its historic and contemporary structures, accommodates students with a variety of on-campus housing options. Although LMU is not traditionally recognized for a high-profile athletic program, it competes in NCAA Division II as the Railsplitters in various sports.

In the most recent statistical year 2,347 prospective students applied, and 1,842 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 367 enrolled in the school.  4,699 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 719 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $24,720 plus fees of $460. Lincoln Memorial University is ranked 528 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Lincoln Memorial University is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 982/1190
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.29

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Lincoln Memorial University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $11,070
Budget for Other Expenses$4,070
Total One Year Cost$41,720

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lincoln Memorial University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 53%
Business 21%
Education 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3%
English and Literature 3%

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