Lincoln Memorial University

6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Harrogate, TN

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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) grew out of love and respect for Abraham Lincoln and today honors his name, values, and spirit. As the legend goes, in 1863 Lincoln suggested to General O. O. Howard, a Union Army officer, that the people of the Cumberland Gap region were loyal and he hoped that when the war was done, their loyalty would be rewarded. Reverend A. A. Myers, a Congregationalist minister, came to the Cumberland Gap in 1888. He succeeded in opening the Harrow School, established for the purpose of providing elementary education to mountain youngsters. On a visit to the area to give a series of lectures at the Harrow School, General O. O. Howard remembered his commitment to fulfill Lincoln's request and he joined Reverend Myers, M. F. Overton, C. F. Eager, A. B. Kesterson, and M. Arthur in establishing Lincoln Memorial University. That group, along with Robert F. Patterson, a Confederate veteran, became a board of directors and purchased The Four Seasons property. In commemoration of Lincoln's birthday, the institution was chartered by the State of Tennessee on February 12, 1897, as Lincoln Memorial University. Since its founding, LMU has had a missional focus on serving the underserved populations of the Appalachian region.

Questions and Answers about Lincoln Memorial University

Madeleine S.
1 year ago
How can an undergraduate student prepare for Veterinary School at Lincoln Memorial University?
Lincoln Memorial University
Hi Ms. Sullivan...thanks for your question! We have a couple ways to prepare... our undergrad pathways to vet school are a great start! In our GPA program, it is possible to earn guaranteed admission into the vet school! Check it out at: . If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 423.869.6280 or chat online using our chat feature. Come be a Railsplitter!

Majors offered at Lincoln Memorial University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Academics at Lincoln Memorial University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Somewhat Selective (60% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Lincoln Memorial University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Physician Assistant (PA)92k
Associate Veterinarian87k
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)79k
Data Analyst74k
Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education65k
Elementary School Teacher56k
Based on 889 student responses
43.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
68kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
71%in High-Meaning careers
11%in STEM careers

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