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Lincoln College

Lincoln, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Lincoln College

Lincoln College Overview

Lincoln College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Lincoln, Illinois. Lincoln College was founded in 1865 and the school enrolls around 992 students a year, which includes 965 undergraduate students. Lincoln College offers housing for up to 638 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Lincoln College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Lincoln College's theater groups.

Lincoln College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Lincoln College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Lincoln College on the Student Life page.

2022 Lincoln College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 52%
Tuition $18,700

Is Lincoln College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Lincoln College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Lincoln College

Lincoln College is not difficult to get into. Around 70% of applicants get into Lincoln College each year. Last year, 1,403 students applied to Lincoln College and 980 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lincoln College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lincoln College, around 62% come back their sophomore year. Around 100% of students who started at Lincoln College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Lincoln College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Lincoln College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Lincoln College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Lincoln College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Lincoln College's endowment was valued at $19.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Lincoln College spends about $6,654 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Lincoln College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Lincoln College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $7,385 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Lincoln College.

Based on this information, how does Lincoln College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lincoln College a good school for you?

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Where is Lincoln College?

Lincoln College is located in the small town setting of Lincoln, Illinois.

If you want to see Lincoln College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 55 to Lincoln, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Capital.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lincoln College and Lincoln are like without leaving home.

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College Info

300 Keokuk Street Lincoln, IL 62656-1699

Campus Setting: Small Town

Lincoln College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lincoln College is Continuous processing.

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

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

Lincoln College ACT Scores


ACT Range

14 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above


14 to 19


14 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lincoln College is 17. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Lincoln College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lincoln College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

780 - 980


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

980 and Above


780 to 980


780 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lincoln College students is 880. Applicants with SAT scores of 980 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lincoln College, while applicants with SAT scores between 780 to 980 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 780 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lincoln College.

Lincoln College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lincoln College is like? There are approximately 992 students enrolled at Lincoln College, including 965 undergraduate students and 27 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from IL and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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