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Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Lincoln University

Virtual Campus Tour

Profile, Rankings, and Data

Lincoln University on Social Media

Transfer Information

Institution Description

· Type: public, 4 year located in rural Chester County, Pennsylvania but only an hour from several major cities including: 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington and 15 miles from Newark.

· Size: 2,040 undergraduate students

· National Recognition

o Lincoln University is the first degree-granting Historically Black College and University.

o The Value Colleges organization has ranked Lincoln University as the No. 10 Historically Black College and University in the country.

Transfer Admission

· Admission Profile

o Applicants: 3,018

o Acceptance Rate: 86%

· Admission Requirements: application, transcripts, transfer certification form

· Admission Process: Lincoln Admission Application

· Deadlines: Fall: September 15th, Spring: July 1st

· Fees: no application fee


· Estimated Cost of Attendance 2019-2020

o Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees: $17,468

o Room and Board: $9, 829

o Total: $ 27,297

Financial Aid and Scholarships

· Types of Aid Available

· Transfer Specific Scholarships

o Lion Transfer Scholarship: $2,500


· Student/Teacher Ratio: 15:1 student-faculty ratio

· Programs; 30 programs, most popular programs include:

o Human Services

o Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

o Criminal Justice

o Nursing

o Biology

· Limited Admission Programs-have to apply separately or requires an audition

· Honors: Horace Mann Bond Honors Program

o Transfer students with less than 45 accepted credits may apply as long as they have a minimum 3.3 grade point average at the time of entry to Lincoln University.

o Transfer students that participated in recognized honors programs prior to enrolling at Lincoln University will be admitted to the Horace Mann Bond Honors Program on a case-by-case basis with approval of HMB Honors Program Director.


· Degree Completion: Six-year graduation rate: 47.1% (2013 cohort) Virtual Tour:

Social Media

· Facebook: @LincolnUniversity

· Instagram: @lincolnuniversityofpa

· Twitter: @LincolnUofPA

Transfer Admissions Counselor

Ms. Kenyatta Austin ’11, M.Ed.

Transfer Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7207

Lincoln University Lion