Lipscomb University

About us

Founded in 1891, Lipscomb is a private Christian university that’s proud to be different. Here, you’ll be nurtured spiritually and professionally, as well as academically. Throughout your education, Lipscomb helps you find a clear sense of purpose, and lay the foundations for ongoing success.

At this top 200 national university (US News & World Report 2018), you’ll benefit from a rigorous approach to teaching and learning. Degree programs go beyond what most universities offer, with a wider choice of nationally ranked and highly respected programs.

Your education will be enhanced by dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and leading technology. For example, Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is the first in America to include IBM Watson Analytics in its curriculum.

Life on campus

Lipscomb’s friendly and inclusive community sets it apart. You’ll live, study and worship within a community that represents 35 religious preferences, 50 countries and almost every U.S. state. Sports are a big part of Lipscomb life, and there are more than 50 student clubs and organizations you can join.
The University is located in Nashville, Tennessee. A world hub for music, Nashville’s famous music venues attract millions of people each year. During your free time, you can make the most of the city’s quirky coffee houses, unique shops and great entertainment scene.
 Academic entry requirements

2.5 GPA

 English Language requirements
2-semester program

IELTS 5.5 / Password 5.5 / TOEFL 60 / B2*

*Students who have completed a 12-week or longer Embassy English program and are at level B2 or higher are also qualified for the 2-semester IY.

3-semester program

IELTS 5.0 / Password 5.0 / TOEFL 50

4-semester program

IELTS 4.5 / Password 4.5 / TOEFL 45 / Pearson 38

Direct admission

IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 79 / SAT minimum score in reading 500

How to Apply:

1. Select a Program

2. Select Start date

3. Register and pay the $95 application fee

What is next:

In 2-3 days, we will contact you to schedule your interview


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Available courses

Course Name Price from Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
International Year: 2 Semesters

The International Study Center offers a preparation program that leads towards your degree at Lipscomb and supports you as you settle into life in the USA. 

The International Year program is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. At the International Study Center, you’ll study academic modules that relate to your degree as well as study skills and English language classes that enhance your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

When you successfully complete the International Year and achieve the required grades, you’ll progress to year two of your degree at Lipscomb University.

University preparation courses

During the International Year, you will study a combination of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses and academic content courses. Below is a sample list of the courses you may take in your first year of your program:

Academic courses

  • Lipscomb Experience
  • Physical Education / Wellness
  • Science
  • Math
  • English Composition
  • Communication

English for Academic Purposes courses

  • Reading/ Writing
  • Listening / Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Critical Thinking
  • University and U.S. Culture
$   $95
Direct Admission: Bachelor's Degrees

From accounting to visual arts, Lipscomb undergraduates choose from more than 78 majors in 145 areas of study for a bachelor's degree. And those degrees count: consistently, more than 90 percent of Lipscomb alums begin jobs or graduate school within a year of graduating. Speaking of graduate school, we offer more than 32 degrees for those who are ready to take their education to the next level. And for those not looking for a full degree right now—we offer more than 20 certificates, licensures and endorsement programs at the graduate level.

Direct Admission Requrements

IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 79 / SAT minimum score in reading 500


$   $95


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Leticia B
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Lipscomb is a beautiful school. It has a basis of faith, which for Christians is a great bonus. The professors do everything they can to help you succeed, as well as find your calling. It will be hard to find a class where the professor does not want to help you grow and see you flourish. The college is expensive; but they do offer ample scholarship to those who apply.

Josse D
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Lipscomb University is a great school in Nashville, Tennessee located five minutes from downtown. Although the school is Church of Christ centered, it is a diverse college and is home to multiple religions and cultures within the student body.

Aira M
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It was a wonderful college experience i loved the campus feel and everything. not only did i like the way i was accepted but it felt like home