Consult with Lincoln College's admissions department for more information on applying.
The following is an overiew of some of Lincoln College's admissions stats.
|Lincoln College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||2.6|
|Mean SAT Score||880|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||52%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||16%|
These are the application deadlines for Lincoln College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Lincoln College does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is not difficult to get into Lincoln College. Lincoln College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Lincoln College accepted 70% of students, about 980 of the 1,403 students who applied.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Lincoln College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
Lincoln College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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. Curious about the factors that are considered by Lincoln College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
Make sure to check with Lincoln College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Lincoln College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Lincoln College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Lincoln College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6.
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.
Lincoln College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Lincoln College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 52% of Lincoln College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Lincoln College applicants, you should strive to score between 780 and 980 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lincoln College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 980 and 25% of scored lower than 780, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lincoln College student is 880. ### What is a Good ACT Score for Lincoln College?
To be most competitive at Lincoln College, you should strive to earn between 14 and 19 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lincoln College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.
A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lincoln College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Lincoln College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Lincoln College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Lincoln College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lincoln College.
Does Lincoln College accept transfer credits?
✅ Lincoln College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lincoln College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Lincoln College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Lincoln College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits but does not accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Lincoln College?
❌ No, Lincoln College is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, 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 College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Lincoln College is 70%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lincoln College?
❌ Lincoln College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Lincoln College? Lincoln College is a less selective institution. The Lincoln College acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lincoln College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lincoln College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
19 and Above
14 to 19
14 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lincoln College is 17. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Lincoln College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
980 and Above
780 to 980
780 and Less
The median SAT score for Lincoln College students is 880. Applicants with SAT scores of 980 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lincoln College, while applicants with SAT scores between 780 to 980 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 780 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lincoln College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Lincoln College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.55. 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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