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Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA
Lincoln University, founded in 1854, is a public institution. Its 422-acre campus is located in southern Chester County, 45 miles southwest of Philadelphia.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,824
   Women 1,156 (63.4%)
   Men 668 (36.6%)
Graduate Students 268
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 87% of 3,685 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.86
SAT Math 423 average
370-465 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 426 average
380-460 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 18 average
15-19 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,740
Out-of-state: $29,628
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,694
Out-of-state: $15,582
  Room and Board $9,268
Average Percent of Need Met 42%
Average Freshman Award $11,351
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 97
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Lincoln University Population 1,726
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 97% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
86.5% Black/African-American
2.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.4% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students 3.7% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 27.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 24.0%