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Lipscomb Admission Requirements

Nashville, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into Lipscomb University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
62%
Admission Difficulty for Lipscomb University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Lipscomb and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lipscomb is 62%.  It ranks #14 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Lipscomb is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,227 out of 3,621 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent (SAT 1080/1310 ACT 22/29). Lipscomb University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.76. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Lipscomb University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Lipscomb SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1080-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT 
25%
SAT Scores for Lipscomb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Lipscomb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Lipscomb University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Lipscomb ranks #8 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lipscomb University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1310 and Above Good >76%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 62%-76%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 46%-62%
965 to 1080 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 965 Low <31%
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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 27
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 #7 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lipscomb University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >77%
25 to 29 Avg + 62%-77%
22 to 25 Avg - 48%-62%
19 to 22 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 19 Low <35%
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Lipscomb GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.76
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Lipscomb University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Lipscomb. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lipscomb University was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 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 62% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Lipscomb University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 43.98% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.59% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.26% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 9.66% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.2% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.57% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.59% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.15% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63% 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 29%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lipscomb University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,433 1,188 3,621
Accepted 1,465 762 2,227
Acceptance Rate 60% 64% 62%
Enrolled 434 260 694
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lipscomb University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lipscomb University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lipscomb University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
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.

FAQs

Does Lipscomb University prefer SAT or ACT?

25% of students submit their SAT scores to Lipscomb. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lipscomb University?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Lipscomb. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lipscomb University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1310. 25% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lipscomb University?

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.