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Lipscomb University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University

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Lipscomb University Description:

Established in 1891, Lipscomb University is a private Christian university located on a 65-acre campus four miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The school believes in the interconnectedness of faith and learning, and leadership, service and faith are central to the university's values. Libscomb undergraduates can choose from over 130 programs of study within 66 majors. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Professional fields such as nursing, business and education are among the most popular. Student life is also active with over 70 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Libscomb Bisons compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,254 (2,740 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 91% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,754
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,454
  • Other Expenses: $2,750
  • Total Cost: $38,458

Lipscomb University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,037
    • Loans: $6,784

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Marketing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Lipscomb University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.lipscomb.edu/page.asp?SID=4&Page=2424

"Lipscomb University is a private coeducational institution whose principal focus is undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with a number of pre-professional fields and master’s degree programs. Its primary mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. The mission is carried out not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community."

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