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Lincoln University

Lincoln University, PA 4-Year Public

About Lincoln University

Lincoln University is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Lincoln University, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1854, the institution currently enrolls around 2,077 students a year, including 1,895 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $45,469,662. The school spends $8,750 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Lincoln University

Acceptance rate: 90%

Average GPA: 3.04

Mean ACT score: 17

Mean SAT score: 943

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

What's the acceptance rate at Lincoln University in 2021?

It is minimally difficult to get into Lincoln University. Around 90 percent of all applicants to Lincoln University are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Lincoln University is 3.04 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 943. 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 University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. 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. 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

About 71 percent of students who start at Lincoln University come back the next year. Out of the 301 students who started at Lincoln University as first-time freshman, 90 graduate within four years.

Around 45 percent of students who started at Lincoln University 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 and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,367 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 University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Lincoln University a good school for YOU?

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May 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Lincoln University in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

1570 Baltimore Pike Lincoln University, PA 19352

Campus Setting: Rural

Lincoln University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lincoln University is May 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lincoln University is Sep 1.

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

Lincoln University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above


16 to 18


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lincoln University is 17. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into Lincoln University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lincoln University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

870 - 990


Math SAT Range

430 - 500


Reading SAT Range

440 - 510

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

990 and Above


870 to 990


870 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lincoln University students is 944. Applicants with SAT scores of 990 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lincoln University, while applicants with SAT scores between 870 to 990 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 870 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lincoln University.

Lincoln University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lincoln University is like? There are approximately 2,241 students enrolled at Lincoln University, including 2,040 undergraduate students and 201 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from PA and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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