#5 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

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Lipscomb University overview
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Online lipscomb.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Churches of Christ
Lipscomb University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Lipscomb University is a private, coeducational institution nestled in the suburban setting of Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1891, it carries a tradition rooted in the Christian faith, specifically associated with the Churches of Christ. The campus architecture blends modern with historic elements and offers on-campus living options including residence halls and apartments to foster a residential college experience. Academically, Lipscomb University provides a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs with notable emphasis on health sciences, business, and engineering. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process. As part of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Lipscomb's athletic programs, known as the Bisons, include NCAA Division I sports, though the institution does not lean primarily on its athletic reputation. The university's proximity to downtown Nashville places it in a vibrant cultural hub with opportunities for students to engage with the music, entertainment, and business dimensions of the city.

In the most recent statistical year 3,705 prospective students applied, and 2,635 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 699 enrolled in the school.  4,306 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 398 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,304 plus fees of $2,848. Lipscomb is ranked 279 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Lipscomb is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Lipscomb University overview
SAT 1130/1320
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.73

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Lipscomb University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,848
Room and Board $14,036
Budget for Other Expenses$4,000
Total One Year Cost$56,688

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lipscomb University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 12%
Health Professions 10%
Biology 10%
Psychology 6%

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