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Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

Lincoln Memorial University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Lincoln Memorial University. Around 79% of applicants get into Lincoln Memorial University each year. Out of 2,300 applications received in 2023, 1,810 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Lincoln Memorial University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Lincoln Memorial University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than July 30.

Lincoln Memorial University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lincoln Memorial University's admissions stats.

Lincoln Memorial University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28%
Mean SAT Score 1095
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 88%
Waitlist No

Lincoln Memorial University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lincoln Memorial University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Lincoln Memorial University?

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

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lincoln Memorial University Admissions

Transferring to Lincoln Memorial University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Lincoln Memorial University

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

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lincoln Memorial University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Lincoln Memorial University 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Lincoln Memorial University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements immunization records, financial aid application
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Lincoln Memorial University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Lincoln Memorial University 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lincoln Memorial University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 14%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 28%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lincoln Memorial University directly.

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 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.

In 2022, 18% of Lincoln Memorial University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lincoln Memorial University?

To be competitive with other Lincoln Memorial University applicants, you should strive to score between 960 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lincoln Memorial University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lincoln Memorial University student is 1095.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lincoln Memorial University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 472 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lincoln Memorial University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 472 or higher.

To be most competitive at Lincoln Memorial University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lincoln Memorial 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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lincoln Memorial University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Lincoln Memorial University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Lincoln Memorial University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lincoln Memorial University?

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

Does Lincoln Memorial University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Lincoln Memorial University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lincoln Memorial University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

❌ No, Lincoln Memorial University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Lincoln Memorial University's acceptance rate?

✅ Lincoln Memorial University has an acceptance rate of 79%.

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

❌ Lincoln Memorial University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Lincoln Memorial University?

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Lincoln Memorial University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lincoln Memorial University? Lincoln Memorial University is a somewhat selective institution. The Lincoln Memorial University acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


Lincoln Memorial University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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

Lincoln Memorial University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1190


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

472 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


960 to 1190


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lincoln Memorial University students is 1095. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lincoln Memorial University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lincoln Memorial University.

Lincoln Memorial University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lincoln Memorial University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. 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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