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Lincoln University, PA

$8,026

Avg in-state tuition

$13,396

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Lincoln University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/AWhile the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Lincoln University is a small public university located on a suburban campus in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,077, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 90%. The university offers 49 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 45%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,026, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $13,396.

Lincoln University, PA

$8,026

Avg in-state tuition

$13,396

Avg out-of-state tuition

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

90% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

71% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

45% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreignlanguage (TOEFL) Required

Dual enrollment Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 860-1028

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-18

Resource Undergraduate Application Guide

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 860-1028

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-18

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Number of Students Enrolled

97%

Online Student Enrollment

14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus

International

Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

Black

85%

Hispanic

5%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

White

1%

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

69%

Socio-economic diversity

72% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,026 $13,396
Graduate $10,106 $17,636

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,597
On-campus room and board $7,954
On-campus other expenses $3,317
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,954
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,415
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,415

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $20,894 $26,264
Off-campus without family $21,992 $27,362
Off-campus with family $14,038 $19,408

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

92%

State Grant Aid

31%

Institution Grant Aid

33%

Pell Grant

72%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,266

State Grant Aid $3,226

Institution Grant Aid $7,613

Pell Grant Aid $4,963

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource Financial Aid Overview

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