Lane College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Lane College Main Building
Lane College Main Building. JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ M.D. / Wikimedia Commons

Lane College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 50%, almost half of applicants are not admitted each year. Still, the admissions bar is not overly high and those with solid test scores and grades are likely to be admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application along with high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and two letters of recommendation (from a guidance counselor/principal and teacher).

For more requirements and important dates, be sure to visit Lane College's website, or get in touch with the admissions office. A campus visits is not required, but is encouraged so that interested students will be able to see if the school is a good match for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Lane College Description:

Founded in 1882, Lane College is a private, four-year Christian Methodist Episcopal college located on 55 acres in Jackson, Tennessee. Memphis is about 80 miles away. The historically black college supports its 1,400 students with a student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Lane is the first four-year university established by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees through its divisions of Business, Social and Behavioral Science, Liberal Studies and Education, and Natural and Physical Science and Mathematics. Programs in business, biology, and criminal justice are extremely popular. Students keep involved outside of the classroom through Lane's many student clubs and organizations, as well as the school's four fraternities and four sororities.

When it comes to intercollegiate athletics, Lane competes in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II Southwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC) with sports like men’s and women’s tennis, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,427 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,280
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,770
  • Other Expenses: $2,350
  • Total Cost: $20,700

Lane College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,243
    • Loans: $2,272

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mass Communication, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 62%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 61%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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