At A Glance:

Cost: $11,640 tuition; $11,240 room and board
Size: Enrollment is fewer than 5,000 students
Type: Intensive English Program
Location: Nashville
Degrees offered: Certificate in English for Academic Purposes
Visit EAP at Lipscomb's official web site 



University coursework demands a high level of English. This involves developing a strong command of the English language not only for general communication, but for academic conversations, taking notes in class, writing papers, and researching projects. The English for Academic Purposes program provides students an opportunity to learn and improve their academic language to pursue a degree in higher education. 

Lipscomb is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in a number of categories. Here is a short list of recent honors:

  • Secondary teacher preparation program named No. 2 in the nation in the 2014, National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Prep Review

  • Best Regional Universities in the South, U.S. News and World Report, 2014

  • Safest Colleges in Tennessee, CollegeProwler, 2013

  • Green Colleges, The Princeton Review, 2014

  • Best Technology in the Classroom, CollegeProwler, 2013

  • College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year

More than 90 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months after graduation (national average is just over 70 percent).  We're excited that you’re considering Lipscomb, and we hope you'll want to be part of our campus community. Learn more about our program, its requirements, and how it will best prepare you for your academic future at Lipscomb University. Check out our view book here.

We would love for you to join Lipscomb University's EAP program! To apply or find out more, click here, call 1-615-966-5070 or e-mail us at You can also follow us on Twitter @LipscombEAP and on Facebook at Lipscomb EAP.

Student Life

Lipscomb University has international students from more than 40 countries. It's a true indication of the diversity represented on our campus. We intentionally reach out to the global community to embrace students from around the world to enrich our community.

Situated in Tennessee's capital city, Nashville is a diverse city with exciting opportunities to stay connected: major/national sports teams, recreational parks, cultural and art museums, music and performing arts events, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. You will always have something to do – on or off campus.

Nashville is one of the country's fastest growing cities, with a thriving and diverse commerce that allows for a range of internships, jobs and career opportunities after graduation.

Part of life on a college campus in the USA is about getting to know your fellow students from all over the world. You'll be part of a diverse, strong Christian environment of more than 4,500 students who value faith-informed learning and spiritual growth, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Strong academics and a strong network ensure that you are prepared for your future.


International Student Testimonials

I found something new with Lipscomb that other schools do not offer. The EAP program is developing my potential as a student.
-Will, China

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