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About LMU

About LMU

In Lincoln's Vision Our nation's beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was a native of neighboring Kentucky. But you might not know that he envisioned "a great university for the people of this area" here in the Cumberland Gap. One hundred forty years later, Lincoln Memorial University is the heir of that vision, and we are very proud to wear his name and embrace his legacy.

Our Heritage & Mission

Nestled in the pristine Appalachian Mountain range about 55 miles north of Knoxville, LMU's main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is scenic, historic, and perfectly poised to offer a liberal arts education. Our campus is full of activities for residential students, with 11 extended sites in surrounding areas and over 30 academic majors ranging from accounting to wildlife and fisheries biology , LMU provides educational experiences to suit your life.

Most importantly, LMU is a close-knit community filled with people who care. Students can expect personal attention with an average class size of 14, which means at LMU, you can build relationships that last, and learn lessons that you can carry for life.