The main campus of the liberal arts college, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), is located in the beautiful town of Harrogate, Tennessee. The university was built to honor the tremendous values and prestigious legacy of the United States’ 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. With over 4,500 students enrolled, the school prides itself on the close-knit community that has been built and nurtured over the years, giving students an important sense of family and support while they live away from home.

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) takes great pride in the diversity of its students and has a long tradition of hosting students from around the world. International students are an integral part of the LMU academic community. The University offers many programs of interest to international students. The University’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, has been ranked the safest college campus in America for 2019 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Evelyn G. Smith, EdD, Special Assistant to the President for Executive Affairs, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Lincoln Memorial University


Enjoy the Appalachian Mountains

Harrogate, Tennessee is a rural community only about 55 miles outside of Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. This close proximity gives students the opportunity to appreciate both small-town and big-city American life and it gives them access to a wide range of amenities and activities. Set amidst the Appalachian Mountains, the 1,000-acre main campus is stunning and is near the renowned and scenic Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

LMU academics and learning

Lincoln Memorial University offers its students 30 academic majors across a wide range of fields in business, humanities, arts and sciences, education, and health professions. LMU faculty and staff deliver essential academic knowledge while also ensuring that students develop important skills such as research, comprehension and critical thinking to aid them in their future careers. The school delivers a quality educational experience through excellent teaching methods, a robust curriculum, caring faculty and small class sizes.  

LMU also offers different modes of learning – students can study at the main campus or at one of ten different satellite locations in eastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee. There are also extended learning sites, online courses and even interactive television courses.

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Life on campus

As a student at Lincoln Memorial, you have access to many social and cultural activities through the various clubs, sororities and fraternities, honors societies and student government organizations. The housing options on and around campus are numerous and students enjoy the excellent dining hall, the Student Center and other eateries on campus. These activities and amenities create a deep-rooted sense of family throughout the campus, a strong community network and an important support system.

Giving back to all communities

Lincoln Memorial University takes community service seriously, just take a look at the service programs it offers. The school aims to improve the quality of life not only for its own students, but for students and people throughout the country and around the world. LMU enriches lives through a variety of service programs and initiatives, such as Adopt-A-Highway, Read Across America, The American Cancer Society and many more.

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