Chances of getting into Lipscomb University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.5%
Admission Difficulty for Lipscomb University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Lipscomb and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,165 out of 3,638 applicants were admitted making Lipscomb a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Lipscomb University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
25%
SAT Scores for Lipscomb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Lipscomb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1190

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lipscomb University?

Lipscomb University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 25 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lipscomb University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >72%
1190 to 1320 Avg + 60%-72%
1060 to 1190 Avg - 47%-60%
930 to 1060 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 930 Low <34%
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Lipscomb ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Lipscomb University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Lipscomb University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #6 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lipscomb University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lipscomb University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >73%
25 to 29 Avg + 60%-73%
22 to 25 Avg - 49%-60%
19 to 22 Reach 38%-49%
Less than 19 Low <38%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lipscomb University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
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

High School Class Rank

55% of Lipscomb University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lipscomb University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Lipscomb University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,355 1,283 3,638
Accepted 1,402 763 2,165
Acceptance Rate 60% 59% 60%
Enrolled 408 263 671
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 34% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lipscomb University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lipscomb University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lipscomb University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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

25% of students submit their SAT scores to Lipscomb. 86% 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 1060 and 1320. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 86% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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