Lincoln University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)
Lincoln University (Pennsylvania). Groberson / Wikimedia Commons

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 87%, Lincoln University is generally accessible to interested students. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application form, along with a high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. Recommended (but not required) materials include two letters of recommendation and a personal essay. All the guidelines and requirements can be found at the school's website, and students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office with any questions or concerns. Applications can be filled out online, or on paper.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Lincoln University PA Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Description:

Lincoln University is a public liberal arts and sciences university located outside of Oxford in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Founded as a private institution in 1854, it was the first historically Black university in the country. The rural 422-acre campus is immersed in the rolling hills and woods of southeast Pennsylvania, 55 miles north of Baltimore and 45 miles outside of Philadelphia, where the university also has a satellite center for graduate studies. Lincoln has a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and strong academic offerings, with 23 undergraduate majors in areas of study including mass communication, biology and health, physical education and recreation. The Graduate Center in Philadelphia also offers master’s degrees in human services, education, reading and administration. Leadership development and extracurricular participation are encouraged at Lincoln, and students are involved in more than 50 clubs and organizations. The Lincoln Lions compete in the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,091 (1,823 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,102 (in-state); $16,733 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,597 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,268
  • Other Expenses: $4,259
  • Total Cost: $26,226 (in-state); $31,857 (out-of-state)

Lincoln University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,100
    • Loans: $7,307

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Broadcast Journalism, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Human Services, Political Science, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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