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Lincoln University is a public institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,680, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 422 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lincoln University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,018 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,602 (2013-14).
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Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Lincoln University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Lincoln University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 25.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||25.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Lincoln University is 17:1, and the school has 46.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lincoln University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||21%|
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Lincoln University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,680, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. At this school, 98 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 2 percent of students live off campus. Lincoln University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Lincoln University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lincoln University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lincoln University, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lincoln University.
|Students who have cars on campus||20%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Lincoln University, 96.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,134.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,018 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,602 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,554 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data