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About Lincoln Memorial University

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program at Lincoln Memorial University is a fully online graduate degree program that provides knowledge and skills that will prepare students either seeking leadership roles in criminal justice organizations or preparing for doctoral study. The LMU MSCJ program requires thirty-six (36) credit hours to graduate and provides tracks in Administration, Applied Professional, and Research. All students will demonstrate proficiency in theories of crime and justice, justice ethics, scientific research methodology, policy analysis, and leadership. The program offers a variety of elective courses that provide students with the opportunity to tailor coursework to meet their individual needs and interests.

Lincoln Memorial University is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1897. It is moderately difficult to get into Lincoln Memorial University. The institution enrolls around 4,885 students a year, including 1,817 undergrads.

Lincoln Memorial University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Lincoln Memorial University

The acceptance rate at Lincoln Memorial University is 69%. Last year, 1,632 students applied to Lincoln Memorial University and 1,120 were admitted.

Lincoln Memorial University Application Deadlines

All regular decision applicants should hear back from Lincoln Memorial University by July 1.

Early Admissions at Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University does not offer early decision. Lincoln Memorial University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1095
Tuition $23,040

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Lincoln Memorial University.

Financial Aid at Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University meets 78% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,226 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at Lincoln Memorial University

Most Lincoln Memorial University students live off campus.

The most popular organizations for Lincoln Memorial University students to join are Enactus, Pre-Vet Club and Pre-Med Club. Founder's Day, Convocation, and and SGA Fall and Spring Campus Clean UP are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lincoln Memorial University.

How Do I Get Into Lincoln Memorial University?

Lincoln Memorial University is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Lincoln Memorial University is 3.3 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Lincoln Memorial University is 1095. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Does Lincoln Memorial University Require Test Scores?

Lincoln Memorial University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 16% submitted the SAT. 84% submitted the ACT.

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Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Lincoln Memorial University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Lincoln Memorial University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lincoln Memorial University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lincoln Memorial University, around 76% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 254 students who started at Lincoln Memorial University as first-time freshman, 107 graduate within four years.

Lincoln Memorial University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 53%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lincoln Memorial University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 75 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $19,173 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.

Based on this information, how does Lincoln Memorial University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lincoln Memorial University a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for Lincoln Memorial University?

Lincoln Memorial University's endowment was valued at $40,849,399 in 2021. The school spends $11,283 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Lincoln Memorial University Located?

Lincoln Memorial University is located in the small town setting of Harrogate, Tennessee .

If you want to see Lincoln Memorial University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 25E to Harrogate, or book a flight to the nearest airport, McGhee Tyson Municipal.

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

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College Info

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway Harrogate, TN 37752-1901

Campus Setting: Small Town

Lincoln Memorial University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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Lincoln Memorial University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lincoln Memorial University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Lincoln Memorial University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lincoln Memorial University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1210


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lincoln Memorial University students is 1095. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lincoln Memorial University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lincoln Memorial University.

Lincoln Memorial University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lincoln Memorial University is like? There are approximately 4,885 students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University, including 1,817 undergraduate students and 3,068 graduate students. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from TN and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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