Lipscomb University (David Lipscomb University)

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Lipscomb University can be found in Nashville, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About three thousand students are enrolled at David Lipscomb University.

Most of the students that got into David Lipscomb University had an SAT score within the range of 1030 to 1300, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 22 to 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the David Lipscomb University average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. Roughly 50% of all students which applied were admitted at David Lipscomb University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 37% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall David Lipscomb University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Lipscomb University was reported as 52.7% in Fall 2013 with over 3,470 applications submitted to Lipscomb University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • David Lipscomb University ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • David Lipscomb University Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Lipscomb University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Lipscomb University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lipscomb University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.5%
  • 2010-2011: 60.4%
  • 2011-2012: 51.3%
  • 2012-2013: 52.2%
  • 2013-2014: 52.7%
  • Projected David Lipscomb University Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 54.2%

How Does David Lipscomb University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Lipscomb University is five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trevecca Nazarene University77.2%
Fisk University39.7%
Cumberland University47.3%
Sewanee-The University of the South60.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to David Lipscomb University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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