Lipscomb University Rankings

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In the World#2612 of 14178
In North America#809 of 2629
In the United States#743 of 2528
In Tennessee#15 of 58
In Nashville#4 of 12

Quick Review

Religion
Churches of Christ
Acceptance rate
63%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$26,013 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
2,859
Graduates
1,736
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Lipscomb University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate63%66%62%
Applicants3,4811,2042,277
Admissions2,1977911,406
Freshmen enrolled full time610242368
Freshmen enrolled part time321

715 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

278 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
168 or 27%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1080
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Lipscomb University are 1080-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
512 or 84%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Lipscomb University are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3325 (72%)
Black or African American487 (11%)
Hispanic282 (6%)
Asian152 (3%)
Two or more races125 (3%)
Nonresident Alien124 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown84 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$26,013/year
Average aid awarded
$21,359
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,036
$30-48K$20,503
$48-75K$25,044
$75-110K$25,940
$110K+$28,298

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$30,860$18,414
Tuition in-state$30,860$18,414
Tuition out-of-state$30,860$18,414
Fee in-district$2,564
Fee in-state$2,564
Fee out-of-state$2,564

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,677
Combined charge for room and board$13,280
Room charge$7,520
Meal charge$5,760

Lipscomb University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General101
Curriculum and Instruction92
Educational Leadership and Administration, General3241
Psychology, General593
Pharmacy61
Organizational Leadership3717
Biology & Biological Sciences, General54
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse53
Accounting2821
Molecular Biology1233
Counseling Psychology40
Marketing & Marketing Management, General31
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General30
Writing, General28
Special Education and Teaching, General622
Elementary Education and Teaching25
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other22
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General21
Communication, General19
Finance, General19
Mechanical Engineering19
Informatics117
Divinity & Ministry18
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution18
Social Work17
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies16
Applied Behavior Analysis16
Legal Studies, General15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other15
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling15
Music, Other14
Journalism, Other14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science14
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor14
Medical Informatics14
Family Systems11
Fashion Merchandising10
Dietetics & Dietitian10
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other10
Theology & Theological Studies10
Film & Cinema & Video Studies9
Bible & Biblical Studies9
Civil Engineering, General9
Computer Software Engineering44
Public Administration8
Graphic Design8
General Studies7
Biochemistry7
Acting7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering7
Cinematography and Film & Video Production7
Reading Teacher Education7
History, General6
Spanish Language and Literature5
Computer Science5
International Business & Trade & Commerce5
Philosophy5
Political Science and Government, General5
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies5
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other5
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching4
Applied Mathematics, General4
Pre-Pharmacy Studies4
Mathematics, General4
Computer Teacher Education4
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
History Teacher Education3
International Relations and Affairs3
Information Resources Management3
Disability Studies3
Music Teacher Education3
General Literature3
Digital Arts3
Youth Ministry3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management2
Environmental Science2
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance2
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2
Music, General2
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other2
Art Teacher Education2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth2
Educational & Instructional Technology2
Art Therapy & Therapist1
Computational Biology1
Fashion & Apparel Design1
Environmental Studies1
Biology Teacher Education1
European History1
Musical Theatre1
Information Technology1
Physics, General1
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design1
Chemistry, General1
Health and Wellness, General1
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation1
Biophysics1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1
Directing and Theatrical Production1
Grand Total742564107
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%63%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%

Publications & Citations

Publications
467
Citations
6,953

Publication count by topic

Medicine
143
Psychology
74
Chemistry
44
Computer science
34
Business
27
Biology
26
Engineering
20
Art
11
Philosophy
10
Economics
10
Mathematics
9
Sociology
8
Materials science
7
Political science
6
Geography
4
Physics
4
Environmental science
2
History
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy186015
Psychology20102,217
Art21458
Economics2337333
Sociology2522151
Medicine25961,591
Business2609295
Engineering3084263
Computer science3865288
Chemistry3885507
Physics390855
Biology4101407
Mathematics466251
Environmental science483713
Geography49257
Materials science496331
Political science51092

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199017
199116
1992211
1993011
199438
1995310
199612
199715
199835
199937
2000724
2001526
2002333
2003628
2004246
2005235
2006468
2007581
2008290
200912156
201010187
201116273
201217382
201330388
201436465
201524499
201636430
201742517
201850536
201945775
202053943

General info

Alternative namesLipscomb
LU
David Lipscomb
David Lipscomb University
Founded1891
WikipediaLipscomb University
MottoThe Truth Shall Make You Free. (John 8:32)
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session.
Total FTE staff998
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressOne University Park Drive
Nashville, Tennessee, 37204-3951
United States
City population668,000
Phone6159661000
Fax+1 (615) 966 1798

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