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Lincoln College

Lincoln, IL 4-Year Private

About Lincoln College

Lincoln College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Lincoln, IL

Founded in 1865, the institution currently enrolls around 992 students a year, including 965 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $19,412,051. For each full-time student, Lincoln College spends about $6,654.

Admissions Facts About Lincoln College

Acceptance rate: 70%

Average GPA: 2.55

Mean ACT score: 17

Mean SAT score: 880

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Lincoln College Acceptance Rate

It is minimally difficult to get into Lincoln College. Lincoln College accepts around 70 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.55 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 880 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 17.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Lincoln College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lincoln College, around 62 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 35 students who started at Lincoln College as first-time freshman, 3 graduate within four years.

Around 100 percent 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $7,385 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lincoln College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Lincoln College a good school for YOU?

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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

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ACT Range

15 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above

Good

15 to 18

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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Lincoln College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Lincoln College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$26,900

In State

$26,900

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$17,900
$17,900
Fees
$1,100
$1,100
Housing
$7,900
$7,900
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lincoln College is like? There are approximately 1,120 students enrolled at Lincoln College. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from IL and 7% percent of students are from other states.

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

93%

In State

7%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,120

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$19,000

Out-of-State

$19,000

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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