Lipscomb University dates back to 1891, when David Lipscomb and James A. Harding combined their educational experience and foundation in faith to form the Nashville Bible School. Though the name has changed, the guiding principle has remained the same: to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence.
The Christian faith comes heavily, though not overbearingly, into play. The university continues to teach bible classes daily to full-time students, and the school is actively involved in many services to the church and the community as a whole.
The academics are, in a word, excellent. The school's approximately 2,600 students choose from 80 undergraduate majors or its 6 master's degree programs. In 2006, the university established the first College of Pharmacy in Middle Tennessee.
Outside of academics, students enjoy an array of activities, including NCAA Division 1 athletic teams in cross country, tennis, soccer, golf, baseball and basketball. Those just looking for some fun can participate in intramural sports or in one of the university's 50-plus organizations.
The school's recent accolades include the 18th best master's university in the South, according to the U.S. News and World Report's “2010 America's Best Colleges, and its selection as the lead education partner for Nashville's Medical Trade Center goal to develop a a National Center for Health Care Education and Innovation.
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