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Address and Telephone Number
Address: 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752
Main Number: 423.869.3611
Main Toll Free Number: 800.325.0900

History
Founded February 12, 1897, as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln.

Location
Harrogate, Tennessee, where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia merge at the Cumberland Gap, approximately 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Campus
Beautiful, historic, 1,000-acre wooded campus with 43 academic, administrative, and residential buildings.

Enrollment (Fall 2013, on- and off-campus)
3,952 (1,713 undergraduates; 1,227 graduate and 1012 professional students)

Faculty
Over 75% of full-time faculty teaching in bachelor degree programs hold the doctorate or the highest degree available in the field.

Average Class Size
12

Go, Railsplitters!
Affiliated with NCAA Division II athletics. Competitive teams in:
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Baseball
Cross Country (M/W)
Lacross
Men's Golf
Women's Golf
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Softball
Men's Tennis
Women's Tennis
Volleyball

Costs (2013-2014)
Undergraduate Tuition: $18,960 per year
Room/Board: $6,740/year (based on Liles and West, Meal Plan #1)
Total cost for a full-time, residential, undergraduate student: $25,700
For graduate and professional programs' tuition, visit their respective sections of our website

Financial Aid
A private college education at LMU is a fantastic value. Nearly 65 percent of students receive some type of financial assistance. The school awards scholarships as well as federal and state assistance.

Accreditation
Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Phone 404.679.4501) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

Individual program accreditation has been granted by: Individual program approval has been granted by: Memberships Extended Learning Sites
LMU's nursing program is offered at Mercy Medical Center St. Mary's, Knoxville, TN; Baptist Health Medical Center, Corbin, KY; Blount Memorial Hospital and Blount County, TN. Selected programs or courses are offered at the following sites: LMU at Cedar Bluff; Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, TN; Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Cumberland, KY, and Middlesboro, KY; Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN; and Sevierville, TN. Graduate studies are offered in Kingsport, TN, and Chattanooga, TN.

Little-Known Fun Facts
  • Grant-Lee Hall Ghost: Constructed as the luxurious Sanitarium of the Four Seasons Hotel in the 1890s, Grant-Lee Hall burned in 1904 and again in 1950. Stories are told of a woman in a red dress who appears and knocks on doors in the residence hall. Some say that she is trying to warn residents to escape before those historic fires destroy the building!
  • Spring House Origins: In the 1930s, the Spring House was located in the nearby community of Tiprell, Tennessee. LMU students themselves relocated the Spring House, stone by stone, to its present location on our campus.
  • Lincoln's Footsteps: LMU was founded in 1897, three decades after President Lincoln's death; he never saw the campus. However, it was founded to fulfill Lincoln's wishes to thank the residents of East Tennessee for their support during the Civil War, and to create a university for them. The memory of Abraham Lincoln definitely lives on at Lincoln Memorial University!
  • Campus Landmark: The Conservatory Tower is what remains of one of LMU's early campus buildings. The original Conservatory was the home of Colonel A. A. Arthur. Later, it housed the music program.