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Focused on your future

A faith-based institution, Lipscomb University leads you to a lifetime of success.

Why study at Lipscomb in Nashville?

We help you gain confidence in your ability, strength in your faith and a deeper connection to the world around you.

You can choose from a range of highly respected undergraduate programs in which you’ll gain confidence and competence through our approach. When you graduate, you’ll have a clear sense of direction and purpose - you’ll be mentally and spiritually prepared for whatever comes next.

Lipscomb offers some of the best academic programs in Tennessee and prepares you for the world’s fastest-growing careers. Highly respected and top ranked courses are delivered in small classes by innovative faculty who focus on your success.

Inclusive and openhearted, our community is what makes Lipscomb great. Representing more than 50 countries and almost every U.S. state. At Lipscomb, every student feels they belong.

We help you to find direction and work towards your goals. From career development to spiritual growth, every student journey is different – and with a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, we're here to support you every step of the way.

At Lipscomb University, faith binds us together, builds us stronger, and enriches our learning experience. Lipscomb is led by Christian values, and also welcomes 35 religious preferences on campus. Our supportive faith-based community gives you a nurturing environment to explore your beliefs, and develop your spirituality.

Beyond the classroom you'll build contacts and experience through networking, volunteering, and internships. Diverse business, health organizations and Fortune 500 companies are located on the doorstep in Nashville. And when Lipscomb students graduate, more than 90 per cent are employed or in further education within six months.

Student life at Lipscomb

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A place to call home

Lipscomb's beautiful campus has historical buildings, green spaces and state-of-the-art facilities. A home from home, you can live, study and relax here. After class, there are more than 100 clubs and organizations to get involved in, from jazz bands and social clubs, to fitness classes.

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Academic excellence

Lipscomb's accomplished faculty deliver some of the top-ranked programs in Tennessee. You’ll gain confidence and competence through a rigorous approach to learning that shows you how to apply knowledge and skills in the real world.

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“Go Bisons!”

Our sports teams compete as the Bisons at the highest level possible (NCAA Division I). From baseball and basketball to tennis and golf, there’s a lot to get excited about, whether you’re part of a team or are cheering one on.

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Lighting the way with technology

The University's College of Pharmacy is the first in the nation to integrate IBM Watson Analytics into the curriculum. This provides pharmacy students with business analytics training that can be transferred to the workplace.

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Lipscomb is a university in Nashville, Tennessee. One of America’s fastest-growing cities, Nashville has a great energy and is world famous for its music scene. You’ll love the city’s fantastic music venues, coffeehouses, green parks and delicious Southern cuisine.

With warm summers and mild winters, Tennessee is a great place to live. When you’re ready to explore more of America or to fly home, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is less than 20 minutes from campus.

Admissions information

  • Accounting – BBA
  • Advertising – BA
  • American Studies – BA
  • Animation – BA, BFA
  • Applied Mathematics – BA, BS
  • Art Therapy – BA
  • Biochemistry – BA, BS*
  • Biology – BA, BS*
  • Biology – Pharmacy 3+1 – BA, BS
  • Biomedical Physics – BS*
  • Bioscience and Philosophy – BS*
  • Chemistry and Applied Chemistry – BA, BS*
  • Children's Ministry – BA
  • Civil Engineering – BS*
  • Commercial Music: Songwriting or Production – BA. BM
  • Computer Science – BS*
  • Criminal Justice – BA, BS
  • Cybersecurity – BS
  • Data Analytics – BS*
  • Data Science – BS*
  • Dietetics – BS
  • Disability Studies – BS
  • Education – BA, BS
  • Education - Interdisciplinary Studies – BA, BS
  • Education - Interdisciplinary Teaching –  BA, BS
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering – BS*
  • English – BA
  • Environmental and Sustainability Science – BS
  • Exercise Science – BS
  • Family Science – BA, BS
  • Fashion and Interior Merchandising – BA, BS
  • Fashion Design – BA
  • Film Production – BA. BFA
  • Finance – BBA
  • Fitness and Sport Studies – BS
  • Food Systems Management – BS
  • French – BA
  • Game Art – BS
  • German – BA
  • Graphic Design – BFA
  • Health and Physical Education – BS
  • Health Sciences – Pharmacy 3+1 – BA, BS
  • History – BA
  • Information Technology – BS*
  • International Affairs – BA
  • Journalism and New Media – BA
  • Law, Justice and Society – BA, BS
  • Management – BBA
  • Marketing – BBA
  • Math Education – BS
  • Mathematics – BA, BS*
  • Mechanical Engineering – BS*
  • Mission, Ministry and Leadership – BA
  • Molecular Biology – BA, BS*
  • Music – BA, BM, BS
  • Music Industry Studies – BA
  • Neurobiology – BS*
  • Nursing – BSN
  • Pastoral Leadership & Pastoral Studies (4+1) – BA
  • Philosophy – BA, BS
  • Physics – BA, BS*
  • Political Science – BA
  • Psychology – BA, BS
  • Public Relations – BA
  • Social Work – BSW
  • Software Engineering – BS
  • Spanish – BA
  • Special Education Interventionist – BS
  • Sport Management – BS
  • Sports Media – BA
  • Studio Art – BA, BFA
  • Theatre – BA, BFA
  • Theology and Ministry – BA
  • University Studies – BA, BS
  • Urban Leadership & Development – BA, BS
  • Visual Art – BA
  • Worship Arts – BA
  • Youth Ministry – BA

*STEM-Designated Degrees
Lipscomb offers many STEM-designated degrees at the undergraduate level. Completing these programs may qualify international students to extend their post-graduation stay in the USA through Optional Practical Training (OPT). After finishing their program of study and initial post-completion OPT, eligible F-1 students may apply for a STEM-OPT extension for a 24-month period. Refer to www.ice.gov/sevis for more information.

Students should talk with their Lipscomb advisors to confirm that their chosen program is a STEM-designated degree.

  • Duolingo: 105
  • IELTS: 6.5 Overall
  • TOEFL (iBT): 79 Overall
  • TOEFL (PBT): 550
  • Pearson PTE:  60
  • Person Versant: 64
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 US GPA

Applicants can also meet the English requirements with the following scores:

  • SAT: 1060
  • ACT: 21

Annual Tuition & Fees:

$40,572

An undergraduate degree consists of 2 semesters per year for typically 4 to 5 years.

Annual Room & Board

$15,458

2023-2024 Tuition and Fee Details

The above tuition and fees are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in August 2024. Fees are calculated on an annual basis and may vary by program length. All students must pay the comprehensive student services fee and the student insurance fee. All tuition, fees, and living expenses are subject to change. For more details, visit https://www.lipscomb.edu/admissions/freshmen-admissions/tuition-and-costs. All pricing is subject to change.

Start Dates

August 2024

StartFinish
Semester 118/8/202410/12/2024
Semester 25/1/20251/5/2025

January 2025

StartFinish
Semester 16/1/202513/3/2025
Semester 231/3/202512/6/2025

August 2025

StartFinish
Semester 117/8/202511/12/2025
Semester 24/1/202630/4/2026