Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1570 Old Baltimore Pike
City Lincoln
State Pennsylvania
Zip 19352
Phone 610-932-8300
Total Enrollment 1871
Motto If the Sun Shall Make You Free, Ye Shall Be Free Indeed.
Level of Selectivity Moderately competitive
Location Lincoln University is located on U.S. Route 1 about 45 miles southwest of Philadelphia; 25 miles west of Wilmington, Delaware; and 55 miles north of Baltimore, Maryland.
History Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is a four-year, state-affiliated, coeducational liberal arts university. It was founded in 1854 as the Ashmun Institute and renamed Lincoln University in 1866, in honor of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln claims to be the oldest college in the United States to have as its original purpose the higher education of youth of African descent. From its inception, Lincoln has attracted an interracial and international enrollment. The University graduated its first class of four black men and two white men in 1868. In 1873, 10 students from Liberia came to study at Lincoln, making the University one of the first, if not the first, U.S. institutions of higher education to accept African students. In 1945, Dr. Horace Mann Bond became the first black president and the first alumni president at Lincoln. Lincolnís centennial celebration in 1953 marked the acceptance of women applicants. Until 1959, Lincoln had a theological seminary as well as a college of liberal arts. The University hopes to establish an Institute for International Studies within the next five years. Lincoln continues its mission to prepare students for the demands of the twenty-first century through study in the liberal arts balanced with concentrated study in a specialized field. The hallmark of the Lincoln experience is its ability to develop in students the skills and attributes they need to excel in an increasingly complex world. During the 20s, 30s, and 40s, Lincoln graduated several distinguished leaders, including Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, and James L. Usry. This tradition of graduating leaders continues, with Lincolnís alumni having headed 36 colleges and universities. Of the countryís black physicians, 20 percent are graduates of Lincoln; more than 10 percent of black attorneys are also graduates. Lincoln University trustees control an art collection worth $1 billion. Lincoln is located on a 422-acre campus with 27 main buildings and 21 faculty residences, which include historic buildings from the 1860s to modern structures. Modern facilities include Rivero Hall with its Olympic-size swimming pool, Dickey Hall, a $5.4 million computer center, and a social science complex. Lincoln University is a traditionally black university.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Human Services degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $8064 (in-state); $10,114 (out-of-state) Room and board: $2882(room); $2450(board) Special fees: $2034(in-state); $2468(out-state) Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $16,230 (in-state); $18,714 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 8064
Out of State Tuition 10114
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 90 Number of scholarships and grants: 221 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $7,870,544 Range of scholarships and grants: $100Ė$14,462 Financial Aid Specific to the School Alumni merit scholarships are awarded to a limited number of incoming students with an SAT score of 950 or higher and a B average in high school. Students may receive up to $1000 per year, and the scholarship is renewable if the student continues to meet Lincolnís standard of excellence. Students should contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 15
Admission Deadline May 1 (fall priority); November 15 (spring priority); rolling admissions
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with a minimum of 22 units including 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 social studies, 3 science, 2 arts or humanities, 1 health and physical education, and 6 electives; minimum 2.0 or C average. Students should rank in the top 50 percent of their graduating class. Students must submit two letters of recommendation; interviews are recommended. The reputation of the high school is taken into consideration. A $20 application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: May 1 (fall priority); November 15 (spring priority); rolling admissions Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Lincoln Hall, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352, Phone: 800-790-0191 (toll-free)
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 64 credit hours for an associateís degree; and a minimum of 120 to 128 credit hours for bachelorís degree with completion of core requirements to include the following hours: 6 English (composition and world literature),
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 1,871 In-state: 986 Full-time undergraduates: 1,385 Part-time undergraduates: 53 Graduate students: 443 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 1,683; Asian, 2; Caucasian, 44; Hispanic, 13
Diversity 59
Student Life Campus Regulations: Freshmen required to live on campus; class attendance is mandatory. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career counseling and placement, testing services, reading/writing lab,
Faculty Profile Number of faculty: 141 Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 Full-time faculty: 81 Part-time faculty: 60 Percentage of faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 65
Athletic Program Lincoln University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC), Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (ICAAAA), and EPAC. Intercollegiate
School Calender August-April (semester hours) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Associate of Arts: Business Administration, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Recreation Leadership, Spanish Bachelor of Arts: Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Financ
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