Lincoln Memorial University
Founded in 1897, Lincoln Memorial University is a private institution in Harrogate, Tennessee. Nearly 1,700 undergrads can get outside and explore 1000+ acres of campus and enjoy the small class experience with an average of 14 students.
Our nation’s beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, envisioned “a great university for the people of this area” here in the Cumberland Gap. Lincoln Memorial University is the heir of that vision, and embraces his legacy with pride. Nestled in the pristine Appalachian Mountain range, LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is both scenic and historic. About 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, LMU is perfectly poised to offer a liberal arts education. With a main campus full of activities and off-campus sites in surrounding areas, LMU provides educational experiences to suit your life. Since LMU offers over 30 academic majors, success is within your reach. Most importantly, LMU is a close-knit community filled with people who care, so students can expect personal attention. At LMU, students build relationships that last, and they learn lessons they’ll carry for life. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about Lincoln Memorial University.
Get to know Lincoln Memorial University
First Year Experience: College can be full of new experiences. Lincoln Memorial University strives to help new students feel welcomed and at home. The First Year Experience Team is committed to assisting new students at LMU by greeting you and walking alongside you on your journey to graduation. Throughout your first year, faculty, staff, and student leaders work to assist with the adjustment to your college experience through a variety of programs and initiatives: UACT 100 Course “Strategies for College Success”, Move In Day, New Student Registration, Welcome Weekend, Lincoln Ambassador Program, and more!
Undergraduate Research: The LMU Office of Research, Grants, and Sponsored Programs (ORGSP) assists the institution in hosting opportunities for undergraduate students to partner with faculty and/or present their research. One opportunity is through the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference and another is at LMU’s own LMU Research Day. In addition, their website provides students with resources for research opportunities and partnerships
Diversity/Global Learning: LMU takes seriously its mission to serve a diverse student population. In the Fall 2020, there were over 37 countries represented within the student body. Our international Railsplitters are a valuable voice in our community. The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement sponsors programs and resources to help ensure the inclusion of all Railsplitters.
The Office of International Programs also seeks to connect students with short and long-term international study abroad programs. https://www.lmunet.edu/international-programs/index.php