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 four 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 1080 to 1290, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 23 to 29. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the David Lipscomb University average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. Roughly 60% of all students which applied were admitted at David Lipscomb University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 28% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall David Lipscomb University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lipscomb University was reported as 63.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,480 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: 23 - 29
  • David Lipscomb University Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Lipscomb University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Lipscomb University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

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 David Lipscomb University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.9%
  • 2017-2018: 60.4%
  • 2018-2019: 59.5%
  • 2019-2020: 63.1%
  • Projected David Lipscomb University Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.0%

How Does David Lipscomb University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lipscomb University is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trevecca Nazarene University62.3%
Fisk University93.4%
Cumberland University61.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to David Lipscomb University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 650
Math530 - 640
Total Score1080 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math21 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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