Tuition & Fees

$11,266

$16,636

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
30%
400-499
61%
300-399
5%
600-699
1%
500-599
30%
400-499
58%
300-399
11%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
36%
300-399
46%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
6%
18-23
26%
12-17
65%
6-11
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
30%
12-17
63%
24-29
7%
18-23
43%
12-17
50%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,661
Declined + 860
Total Received 4,521
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Public

2,122

undergraduate students

254

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Services
  2. Digital Communication/media/multimedia
  3. Health Science
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Codes

SAT 2367
ACT 3614

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Location

School Facts

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Its 422 acre campus is located in southern Chest County, PA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,376
Established in 1854
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Lincoln University, PA

422-acre main campus in Lincoln University in Oxford (population: 5,574), 45 miles from Philadelphia and 70 miles from Baltimore; Delaware campus 25 miles from Wilmington and 15 miles from Newark. Major airport serves Philadelphia; bus and train serve Wilmington, DE (25 miles).

Lincoln University
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
52%
Bottom 1/2
48%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
30%
400-499
61%
300-399
5%
600-699
1%
500-599
30%
400-499
58%
300-399
11%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
36%
300-399
46%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
6%
18-23
26%
12-17
65%
6-11
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
30%
12-17
63%
24-29
7%
18-23
43%
12-17
50%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,661
Declined + 860
Total Received 4,521

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kimberly Taylor-Benns
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 790-0191
F: 484 365-8109
admissions@lincoln.edu

Financial Aid

39%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,823

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,026
Room $5,242
Board $4,586
Additional fees $3,240
Books & supplies $1,597
Total $22,691
Average Financial Aid - $13,823
Total with Avg. Aid $8,868

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,772,759
State $1,707,948
Institutional $7,553,516
Other external $2,345,204
Total $38,379,427

Non-need-based

Federal $1,000,898
State
Institutional $554,560
Other external $163,950
Total $1,719,408
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 561-2606
F: 484 365-8198
financialaid@lincoln.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kim Anderson
Director of Financial Aid
kanderson@lincoln.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, dance ensemble, dance troupe, football, step team

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Athletic Directors

Harry Stinson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kisha Middleton (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Lions
School colors
orange and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Education Leadership
Engineering Science
English Liberal Arts
Environmental Science
Finance
French
General Science
Health Science
History
Human Services
Information Technology
Liberal Studies
Management
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Pan-African Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Services
  2. Digital Communication/media/multimedia
  3. Health Science

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

2,376

total students

50%

in-state

50%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,122
students

Female
66%
1,408

Male
34%
714

11%

254
students

Female
76%
194

Male
24%
60

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,963
students

Female
66%
1,290

Male
34%
673

8%

159
students

Female
75%
118

Male
25%
41

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
85%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Anguilla
Canada
Ethiopia
New Zeland
Nigeria
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dafina Blacksher Diabate
Director of International Programs and Services
484 365-7785
ddiabate@lincoln.edu

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