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About Lincoln University

Lincoln University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Oakland, California. Lincoln University was founded in 1919 and now enrolls around 1,048 students a year, including 177 undergrads.

Lincoln University employs one full-time professor for every 17 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Lincoln University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Average GPA 2.6
Tuition $10,800

2022 Lincoln University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Lincoln University Early Admission

Lincoln University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Lincoln University Acceptance Rate 2018

It is slightly difficult to get into Lincoln University. Around 57% of applicants get into Lincoln University each year. In 2021, 63 out of 111 total applicants were accepted.

Lincoln University Waitlist 2021

Lincoln University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lincoln University?

Lincoln University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lincoln University, applicants must submit the following items.

Lincoln University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Lincoln University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.6 out of 4.0.

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

Does Lincoln University Require the ACT or SAT?

Lincoln University does not have 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.

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Dorms at Lincoln UniversityLincoln University does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Annual Ski Trip, Welcome Barbeque, and and Welcome Free Lunch are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

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

Financial Aid at Lincoln University

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Lincoln University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lincoln University

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 Outcomes and Debt for Lincoln University Grads

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. Within six months of graduating, 80% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

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

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Where is Lincoln University Located?

Lincoln University is located in the urban setting of Oakland, California.

If you want to see Lincoln University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 1 to Oakland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, San Francisco International, Oakland International.

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

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College Info

401 15th Street Oakland, CA 94612

Campus Setting: Urban

Lincoln University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 13

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 8

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lincoln University is Jul 13.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lincoln University is Aug 8.

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


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Wondering what life at Lincoln University is like? There are approximately 1,048 students enrolled at Lincoln University, including 177 undergraduate students and 871 graduate students. 52% percent of students attend school full-time.


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