Lincoln Memorial University: Narrative Description

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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752-1901
Tel: (423)869-3611; 800-325-0900; Admissions: (423)869-6280; Fax: (423)869-6250; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1897. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus. Endowment: $26.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3385 per student. Total enrollment: 2,442. Faculty: 152 (86 full-time, 66 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 577 applied, 85% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 94% from top half. full-time: 862 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 255 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 15 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 28% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 54% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,510 includes full-time tuition ($12,600) and college room and board ($4910). College room only: $2250. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $525 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Association, Wesleyan Association, Student Nurses Association, Student National Education Association, Student Alumni Association. Major annual events: musical concerts, conference and lecture series, homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 450 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carnegie Library with 145,537 books, 100,289 microform titles, 251 serials, 3,369 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $506,277. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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