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Colleges / Lincoln University

Lincoln University

Oakland, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

Lincoln University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Lincoln University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 13 and the application fee is $95.

Lincoln University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Lincoln University's admissions stats.

Lincoln University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Lincoln University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lincoln University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes July 8 ––

Applying Early to Lincoln University?

Lincoln University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Lincoln University Admissions

Transferring to Lincoln University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Lincoln University

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

What Does Lincoln University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing 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 choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lincoln University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Lincoln 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
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

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

Lincoln University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Passport-size photograph, photocopy of identification document
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lincoln University?

Students admitted to Lincoln University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6.

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 University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Lincoln University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Lincoln University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Lincoln University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 8.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Lincoln University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lincoln University?

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

Does Lincoln University accept transfer credits?

✅ Lincoln University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

❌ Lincoln University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits or Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lincoln University?

✅ Lincoln University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Lincoln University's acceptance rate?

✅ Lincoln University's acceptance rate is 57%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lincoln University?

❌ Lincoln University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Lincoln University?

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Lincoln University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Lincoln University? Lincoln University is a less selective institution. The Lincoln University acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Lincoln University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Lincoln University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lincoln University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.6. 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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