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Lipscomb University



Lipscomb Academy traces its roots back to 1891 when two preachers named David Lipscomb and James A. Harding established the Nashville Bible School in a rented house in downtown Nashville. Thirty-two students were enrolled during the first session. By 1896 the school had three divisions: collegiate, intermediate, and primary. Most of the primary students were children of faculty members.


Lipscomb University provides a premier learning experience that empowers you to create meaningful change. Through rigorous curriculum, service learning initiatives and a caring campus community, you'll be prepared for a life of leadership.


We encourage and support scholarship by promoting access to research funding through competitive grants designed to help faculty members launch research projects. We aim to help both faculty and staff in obtaining external funding through activities such as subscribing to grant databases and providing technical help with grant applications.


Your career success is a priority for Lipscomb University. Our team provides comprehensive services for undergraduates to alumni to help achieve career aspirations through career exploration, resume reviewing, internship experiences, job search strategies and networking opportunities. 

Our services are designed to support any major area of study and any field of interest. We’re committed to getting you the hands-on experiences that educate, train and develop your skills so that you can confidently step into the workforce. And if you’ve already begun your career, we’ll walk alongside you to find additional opportunities that refocus your passions. 


Student services

While the primary business of Lipscomb University is focused on spiritual formation, academic achievement, career preparedness and community building, there are times when a visitor, student, parent, to name a few, just needs to know where to go to take care of a few practical bits of business! So here is some support office information. 

Housing services

It's not all about what happens in the classroom. One of the best parts of the Lipscomb experience might be the community you'll find in one of Lipscomb's great housing options. From traditional dormitory-style to apartment-style housing, there is a place you can truly call your home away from home. We want you to learn more about where you'll be living the next four years; you might be surprised by some of the amenities offered to you. Also, we're really excited to announce our newest housing option, Bison Hall, a upperclassmen hotel-esque option we're sure you'll want to check out. Okay, get going. 

Library services

The university library includes records for all Lipscomb libraries, including books, periodicals, journals, and online resources. Visit the library site and you can also find information on library hours, policies and services, special collections, featured lists and other department information. (main and upper levels, Beaman Library) 

ICT services

The Lipscomb Information Technology Department provides service to faculty, staff, and students of Lipscomb University. Its purpose is to furnish network, telephone, software, and computer support and training for campus users. 

Medical services

The mission of Health Services is to glorify God by providing holistic health care in a competent, compassionate manner with Biblical principles of excellence, intergrity, honesty, accountability, and love. We are committed to empower and educate students to achieve wellness of body, mind, and spirit through self-care advice, medical intervention, spiritual challenge, and a nurturing environment. 

Student Life

Campus life

The residential campus is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tenn. There are four off-campus program opportunities (Downtown Nashville, Murfreesboro, Cool Springs, Sumner County).

Sports facilities

At Lipscomb, sports are really something to cheer about. We compete in NCAA Division I, belong to the Atlantic Sun Conference, and provide lots of opportunities for intramural play. Plus we offer multiple opportunities for the non-athlete to get active and stay fit. You won’t find more enthusiastic fans than at Lipscomb either—because even after the final buzzer, we’re all part of the same team. 

Student clubs

With more than 50 clubs and organizations on campus, you have many new opportunities, fun — and friends — awaiting you. From academic and professional clubs to service clubs, music ensembles and more, we can guarantee that there's something here that will interest you.


Lipscomb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. 

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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