Lipscomb Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Lipscomb University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Lipscomb and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,164 out of 3,581 applicants were admitted making Lipscomb a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Lipscomb University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Lipscomb SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT22%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lipscomb University?
Lipscomb University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>72%|
|1260 to 1390||Avg +||60%-72%|
|1130 to 1260||Avg -||47%-60%|
|1000 to 1130||Reach||34%-47%|
|Less than 1000||Low||<34%|
Lipscomb ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT90%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lipscomb?
Admission data indicates that Lipscomb regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lipscomb University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>72%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||60%-72%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||47%-60%|
|20 to 23||Reach||34%-47%|
|Less than 20||Low||<34%|
Avg. High School GPA3.56
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Lipscomb University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lipscomb University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lipscomb accepts 60% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||23%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||12%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||8%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
55% of Lipscomb University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||32%|
|Top 25% of class||55%|
|Top 50% of class||85%|
|Bottom 50% of class||15%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||32%||30%|
What are the requirements for admission to Lipscomb University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219976 IPEDS survey data for Lipscomb University.
Frequently Asked Questions
22% of students submit their SAT scores to Lipscomb. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
60% of those who apply are granted admission to Lipscomb. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1390. 22% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.