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Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%

Lincoln Christian University Admissions

Lincoln Christian University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 62% of applicants get into Lincoln Christian University each year. Out of 301 applications received in 2023, 187 students were offered admission.

Consult with Lincoln Christian University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Lincoln Christian University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Lincoln Christian University's admissions stats.

Lincoln Christian University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 81%
Waitlist No

Lincoln Christian University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lincoln Christian University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 3 1

Considering Applying Early to Lincoln Christian University?

Lincoln Christian University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Lincoln Christian University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln Christian University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Lincoln Christian University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lincoln Christian University

What does Lincoln Christian University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
State Residency Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Geographical Residence Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Volunteer Work Important
Academic GPA Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Lincoln Christian University for more information on admission factors.

Lincoln Christian University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Lincoln Christian University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Lincoln Christian University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lincoln Christian University?

Students admitted to Lincoln Christian University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lincoln Christian University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2018, 5% of Lincoln Christian University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 81% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lincoln Christian University students scored 520 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lincoln Christian University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Lincoln Christian University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lincoln Christian University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lincoln Christian University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Lincoln Christian University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lincoln Christian University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lincoln Christian University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Lincoln Christian University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lincoln Christian University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lincoln Christian University.

Does Lincoln Christian University accept transfer credits?

✅ Lincoln Christian University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lincoln Christian University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Lincoln Christian University?

✅ Lincoln Christian University is not test optional.

What is Lincoln Christian University's acceptance rate?

✅ Lincoln Christian University's acceptance rate is 62%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lincoln Christian University?

❌ Lincoln Christian University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Lincoln Christian University?

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Lincoln Christian University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lincoln Christian University? Lincoln Christian University is a somewhat selective institution. The Lincoln Christian University acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.


Lincoln Christian University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lincoln Christian University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lincoln Christian University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lincoln Christian University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

430 - 520


Reading SAT Range

450 - 530

Lincoln Christian University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lincoln Christian University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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