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Lipscomb University

Address: 1 University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204, United States

Description Lipscomb University

  • Established: 1891
  • Location: Nashville, USA
  • Students age: from 16 years
  • Number of students: 4600
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: residence, full board.

Lipscomb University is a private Christian university of higher education located in Nashville. The history of the institution began in 1981 - it was immediately focused on providing a wide range of practical skills in parallel with biblical research. The founders of the school were David Lipscomb and James A. Harding, who believed in a fundamental education based on languages (including Latin and Greek), including the study of mathematics, logic, metaphysics and natural sciences.

Today Lipscomb University is considered one of the leading Christian universities in the country. For example, in 2018, the university took 4th place in the list of the best higher educational institutions of the country in a religious format.

Every year, at Lipscomb University, more than 4,500 students receive high-quality higher education in various fields - from undergraduate accounting and doctorate in pharmacy. The student to teacher ratio is 14: 1.

The global mission of Lipscomb University is to provide students from all over the world with a Christian education based on five concepts: faith, community, knowledge, innovation, service.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lipscomb University

Program name


  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

At Lipscomb University, students are offered about 176 undergraduate programs, which are divided into 9 colleges and 4 schools that are responsible for different areas:

  • Bible and service
  • Business
  • Computer techologies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment and art
  • Leadership and Government
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Music
  • Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Medical assistant
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Theology.


  • Age: from 20 years old
  • Dates: September-May
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

More than 60 master's programs are available for a master's degree at Lipscomb University. Academic programs cover different specialties in 9 colleges and 4 schools that are part of the university:

  • Bible and service
  • Business
  • Computer techologies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment and art
  • Leadership and Government
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Music
  • Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Medical assistant
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Theology.

Graduate school

  • Age: from 21 years
  • Dates: September-July
  • Duration: 3-4 years.

A doctorate at Lipscomb University can be obtained in three areas:

  • Doctor of Education (College of Education)
  • Department Doctorate (Bible and Ministry College)
  • Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (College of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences).


  • Dates: September-July
  • Duration: 5-6 years.

Obtaining additional qualifications in one of the areas available at Lipscomb University colleges:

  • Bible and Ministry College
  • College of Business
  • College of Professional Studies
  • College of Leadership and Public Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Computer Engineering.
from 32 080 $ / year

University Pathway Program

  • The minimum level of English is Advanced (TOEFL iBT 79 / IELTS 6.5).

The OHLA University Study Program allows international students to automatically enroll in multiple university programs throughout the United States. A team of experts prepares students for university studies, guides students towards successful admission.

Pathway provides students with the opportunity to prepare for college by getting information, doing exercises that make academic requirements clear, and removing common barriers that can stunt student progress. Topics: resources, teaching methods, writing skills, critical thinking skills, motivation, self-efficacy. Particular attention is paid to group work, mutual learning.

Training program:

  • Acquaintance with other students, staff and teachers, developed support network before starting training at CSM
  • Getting to know the campus and its valuable resources
  • Obtaining 1 college loan.

Accommodation, housing and food

For placement at the time of study, Lipscomb University offers students several comfortable dormitories on campus plus accommodation options outside.

  • Elam Hall Residence (up to 325 girls). Freshman dormitory with rooms for 1-4 people
  • Residence Fanning Hall (up to 270 girls). Luxury hostel, where each room has 4 bedrooms, a living room and a hotel bathroom.
  • Residence Johnson Hall (up to 292 girls). A hostel for high school students where they can choose between traditional rooms and suites. The building has its own courtyard
  • Residence High Rise. The largest male dormitory at the university (up to 381 people): on the building of 8 floors, each of which has living rooms and two shared bathrooms. There are also vending machines and a computer room
  • Residency Sewell Hall. cozy residential complex for men (up to 136 people). The hostel has a lobby with a TV and table tennis, two shared bathrooms on each floor, a computer room, a laundry room
  • Residential complex The Village. Residential buildings with a total capacity of 157 people (two for women and two for men)
  • Bison Hall. The second type of accommodation in the residential complex The Village: 2-bed rooms with a private bathroom + flexible meal plan.

The listed residences for students have prepared the necessary amenities:

  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Computer labs
  • Cable TV
  • Free laundry
  • Access to the kitchen (limited)
  • Vending machines
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared living quarters
  • Beds, tables, dressers, wardrobe in each room.

As for nutrition, there are six plans for Lipscomb University students, the cost of which varies from $ 75 to $ 600 per semester. Different types of food allow you to choose the type of diet that suits a particular student - from the classic menu to vegetarian, dietary or allergenic.

Events Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University is the place where academic knowledge on a clear schedule goes along with the spiritual, intellectual or creative development of students. In their free time, young people can go in for athletics with Division I, join one of 70 student clubs.

Interest clubs:

  • Board games club
  • Campus Veterans Organization
  • College of Democrats
  • Republican College
  • Navigators
  • Philosophical Club
  • Sigma Pi Beta
  • “You Are Not Alone” (YNA).

Sports clubs:

  • Lipscomb Bass Fishing Team
  • Athletics
  • Kickball
  • Frisbee
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball.

Hiking in the nearby mountains, which are usually held on weekends, is very popular among Lipscomb University students. In addition, the university has a busy calendar of events that are traditionally held during the school year.

Equipment Lipscomb University

The Lipscomb University campus is a beautifully landscaped area of 113 acres. The campus infrastructure includes more than 20 thousand square meters. pounds of sports fields, as well as gyms, basketball and rocketball courts, a spinning studio, an indoor treadmill and a locker room. The center of sports life of the university is concentrated in Bison Square.

Also on the territory of the student city there are places for a snack and rest: Bison cafe, food court, Starbucks, The Connection, television areas, our bookstore. Shamblin Theater or the Flatt Amphitheater will allow you to attend theatrical performances. For educational activities on the campus there are comfortable classrooms, modern equipment, conference rooms for various events.

Lipscomb University has a very favorable location in such a large city with various opportunities as Nashville. The university campus is located in the thriving urban area of Green Hills, just minutes from the center: according to US News & World Report, Nashville was among America's top 15 places most suitable for life.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price includes:

  • Academic program.

Additionally paid:

  • Registration fee for reviewing the application - $ 50
  • Meals and accommodation - $ 13380 / year
  • Other fees - $ 2664 / year.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to the ranks of students of the American University of Lipscomb, foreign students need to go through several stages of the enrollment process:

  • Fill out an online application on the university website. Filing an application includes an interview (by phone or in person)
  • Prepare a short essay and arrange an interview
  • Send official transcripts of the candidate for the last few years of study (report card in various subjects)
  • Take one of the standard English proficiency tests. Passing test scores: TOEFL (550 points paper test, from 80 - online version); IELTS - from 6.5 and above, ACT - from 20 points and above; SAT - at least 480.

When all of the above steps have been completed, the foreign applicant only has to wait for a response from the admissions committee, which usually comes two weeks after the last step. After that, you can apply for a visa and pay for tuition.

Lipscomb University provides an English language exam preparation program - an English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course that foreign applicants can take to raise their language level to the required level.

You can contact International Student Services to resolve other issues that arise during the admission process.

Scholarships Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University believes in the value of the education offered, therefore it is ready to provide financial support to those who seek to receive a quality education within its walls. The university offers various scholarships, grants at the local or federal level.

According to internal statistics, 99% of university freshmen receive financial assistance, and the average amount of financial support is $ 24,000.

Types of financial assistance:

  • Scholarships. More than 15 options for freshmen, athletes, excellent students and not only
  • Grants. Financial support allocated by the institution or an external organization, depending on the financial needs of the student. Lipscomb students can receive about 10 types of grants
  • Federal education. A training format in which a student has the opportunity to attend couples and at the same time work part-time to earn money to pay for tuition
  • Financial loan. A certain amount allocated by a federal or private source in the name of the student or his parents. Such funds shall be refunded at the indicated time.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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