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Lincoln University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1854
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,860
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $18,242,303
Admissions Address

PO Box 179
Lincoln University, PA 19352



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.7
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Michael Taylor
Admissions office telephone: (800) 790-0191
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: August 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.lincoln.edu/admissions/application.html#app Tuition deposit: $75 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Neither required nor recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 21 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 41%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 41%
Total applicants: 5,430
Total acceptances: 2,235
Total freshman enrollment: 656
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 1,959
Male acceptances: 755
Male freshman enrollment: 249
Female applicants: 3,471
Female acceptances: 1,480
Female freshman enrollment: 407
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 56%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 51%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 2.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 360 – 450
Math: 350 – 450
Combined: 710 – 900

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 2.0% 1.0%
500-599 11.0% 11.0%
400-499 40.0% 36.0%
300-399 43.0% 44.0%
200-299 4.0% 8.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 3%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 12 – 19
Math: 15 – 17
Composite: 14 – 18

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 4.0% 4.0% 0.0%
18-23 27.0% 27.0% 27.0%
12-17 65.0% 50.0% 73.0%
6-11 4.0% 19.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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