Lincoln University

Lincoln University, PA

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.

Lincoln University

Lincoln University, PA

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
5%
500-599
27%
400-499
63%
300-399
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
27%
400-499
63%
300-399
7%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
36%
300-399
46%
200-299
3%
24-29
2%
18-23
38%
12-17
53%
6-11
7%
24-29
2%
18-23
19%
12-17
79%
24-29
2%
18-23
33%
12-17
65%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,666
Declined + 763
Total Received 4,429
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Public

2,040

undergraduate students

201

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Services
  2. Digital Communication/media/multimedia
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 2367
ACT 3614

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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 2,241
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 55 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
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 3% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
27%
400-499
63%
300-399
5%
700-800
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
27%
400-499
63%
300-399
7%
600-699
1%
500-599
14%
400-499
36%
300-399
46%
200-299
3%
24-29
2%
18-23
38%
12-17
53%
6-11
7%
24-29
2%
18-23
19%
12-17
79%
24-29
2%
18-23
33%
12-17
65%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
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

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,666
Declined + 763
Total Received 4,429

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

50%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,732

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 - $12,732
Total with Avg. Aid $9,959

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,367,313
State $2,046,083
Institutional $5,669,815
Other external $1,274,927
Total $16,358,138

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $485,767
Other external $48,878
Total $534,645
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

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

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, football (non-tackle), swimming, volleyball

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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, East Coast Conference
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. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,241

total students

47%

in-state

53%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

2,040
students

Female
66%
1,346

Male
34%
694

9%

201
students

Female
74%
148

Male
26%
53

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

1,901
students

Female
66%
1,252

Male
34%
649

7%

139
students

Female
68%
94

Male
32%
45

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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
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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 10
Countries most often represented Anguilla
Bahamas
Ethiopia
New Zeland
Niger
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dafina Blacks Diabate
Director of International Programs
484 365-7785
ddiabate@lincoln.edu

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