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Lincoln University’s goal is to resume on-campus activities within the context of best practices designed to minimize the continuing threat of COVID-19. We have developed procedural and engagement policies which are designed to protect the health and safety of the Lincoln community and are guided by state’s reopening plans as well as guidance offered through CDC and local public health agencies. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Lincoln University is a public university located in Lower Oxford Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. As a historically black college, Lincoln has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,963 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lincoln University acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Human Services, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 47% of students, Lincoln University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352
About Lincoln University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Lincoln Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1010
ACT Range
16-18
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,967/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,625/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,963Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
159
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Determined
    39%
  • Independent
    29%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Leader
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.60 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Where being the first matters
    53%
  • Lincoln pride
    32%
  • Noteable nineteen
    12%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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Lincoln University is an educational institution and a home.Lincoln is enriching in culture that is of the entire African Diaspora, all while being welcoming and accepting of students from across the world.Lincoln has also created many opportunities for student involvement: Honors Societies, Student Government, Strategic Planning Committees, and more. Lincoln also strongly encourages studying abroad for every major.Yearly, various opportunities to take education past the boarders of America arise with many modes of financial assistance.I absolutely love Lincoln and hope to continue the legacy that my mother has started- graduating as a Lincoln Lion!
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I absolutely love my university. From the minute I first arrived, everyone was so friendly and eager to help me. The campus is a good size, not too big nor too small. There are many things to do such as joining clubs, organizations and sports. There are also many different events to participate in, including pageants. The food from the cafeteria is okay, along with the food we have at a burger place on campus. Our classes are also very good. The professors teach well and have no problem with helping students. I personally love the energy given from the staff and students. The energy helps provide a happy, family environment.
So far, my experience with Lincoln University has been amazing. I consider this prestigious institute as my dream college because, I have been dreaming to go here since forever! Other than the school being in the middle of nowhere, there's really nothing I can complain about. I'm able to major and minor in things that I am genuinely interested in. I've alway been interested in getting careers in the human service and mass communications field so I have chosen those as my major/minor. Also, I love the history of this school. Lincoln University is the first degree granting Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and in my opinion, for them us to be the first, I see it as us setting a standard and paving the way for other HBCUs.