Christened after the great US President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln University is a public, co-educational, historically black institute founded in the year 1854. The institute offers various undergraduate and graduate courses for international students coming from over 20 countries across the globe and is among the highly coveted names in the list of US Education System.
The university is spread across 2 campuses with its main campus located in Pennsylvania, USA and second campus in University City. While most of the courses are available at the Pennsylvania campus, only selected programs are offered at the University City.
Some of the salient points to be noted by all the prospective students of the institute are mentioned as follows:
|Type of College||Public, Coeducational|
|Rank||#40 in the Top Public Schools, USA|
|Acceptance Rate||Nearly 81%|
|No. of Campuses||2|
|Application Fee||20 USD|
|English Language Proficiency Tests||TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent|
|Financial Aid for International Students||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses for international students aspiring to study in the USA. The programs available are provided across its 13 academic departments, namely, Biology, Business & Entrepreneurial Studies, Chemistry & Physics, Computer Science, Health Science, History, Political Science & Philosophy, Languages & Literature, Mass Communications, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, Psychology & Human Services, Sociology & Criminal Justice and Visual & Performing Arts.
A student enrolling in an undergraduate program usually has to take 12 or more credits during seasonal intakes of fall or spring semester for it to be considered full-time. Popular majors available at the institute favored by international aspirants include Management, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Multimedia, Health Sciences, among others.
The university offers only selected graduate courses which are highly student-centric and designed to help candidates in their professional careers. The available programs are as mentioned below.
|Programs||Fees per annum|
|M.B.A Human Resource Management||$17,636|
|B.Sc Computer Science||$17,636|
The main campus of the Lincoln University is located on 422 acres of land amidst the rolling farmlands and wooden hilltops of southern Chester Country in Pennsylvania. Despite the rural setting, it is within an hour of travel from several major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, etc.
Some of the distinct features of the campus are as mentioned below.
The institute offers on campus accommodation across its 15 residence halls that have the capacity to hold over 1,600 candidates. The residential facilities at the university are aimed at making gathering, studying and socializing convenient for students. In fact, 92% of undergraduate students of main campus live in college owned, operated or affiliated housing. The students, however, are required to be full-time students registered for 12 credits in order to reside on campus.
The hostels include a variety of dorms including small dorms such as Alumni Hall to coed 400-bed apartment-style living suites. The McRary Hall and Frederick Douglass Hall are reserved for male residents. While, the Ashmun Hall, Lincoln House, Lucy Laney Hall and Lorraine Hansberry Hall houses the female residents.
The Office of Residence Life of Lincoln University helps students with all the aspects of on-campus living experience including supervision of the residence hall staff, oversight of university policies and procedures related to campus housing. Live-in professional staff designated as area coordinators support residents, respond to emergencies and serve as liaisons to various campus offices.
Application Portal: The applicants can apply for admissions online via the official website of Lincoln University.
Application Fee: 20 USD (nonrefundable).
Basic Requirements for Admission:
International applicants must note that the applications for admission to the institute are available in 2 intakes of fall and spring and should be sent 1 year prior to the season of enrollment in order to provide sufficient time for processing documents and applying for a permit, et al.
The application deadlines for admission at Lincoln University are as follows:
|Season||Priority Deadline||Application Deadline||Classes Begin|
|Fall Semester||February 1||May 1||August|
|Spring Semester||October 1||November 1||January|
For international applicants enrolling at Lincoln University, it is highly recommended to have an estimate of the budget to study in the US before applying for admission. The basic list of expenses to be incurred by the aspirants of the institute as per the data of 2019-2020 is compiled as follows:
|Level of Program||Domestic (in USD)||International (in USD)|
|Undergraduate (12-18 credits or per annual year)||8,025||13,396|
|Graduate (per credit)||511||886|
Other expenses to be considered apart from basic tuition fees are as tabulated below.
|Type of Expenditure||Amount (in USD, per ac academic year)|
|Room and Board||9,828|
|Books and Supplies||1,597|
|Transportation||1,778 to 3,030|
|Student Loan Fees||102|
Financial Aid in Lincoln University is provided to students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and on campus jobs. In the academic year 2017-18, 97% of undergraduate students of the university received some kind of financial aid.
There are several factors that determine the type and amount of financial aid. Some of these factors are: financial need, availability of funds, submission of required documents, etc.
The institute provides aid for international students in the form of a scholarship to study in the USA, details for which are as compiled below.
International Scholars Scholarship
NOTE: International candidates applying for Lincoln University must note that they are not eligible for any Federal based financial aid. Only the above mentioned studentship is offered by the institute with an assumption that candidates have enough funds to support their education in USA.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,350 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Lincoln University Enrollment||2273|
|Average Graduation Rate||61.0%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,350 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$26,580 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,597 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,499 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$4,880 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,499 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$4,922 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$5,783 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$6,519 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
I chose Lincoln University because I wanted to attend an HBCU and the education program. I'm from a small town so I wanted to attend a more diverse group of students. The college was also well known for the acceptance rate. I had a low ACT score but had great academics.
The curriculum wasn't the best. There were lots of changes which caused students confused if they transferred from a different college. Some students majored in liberal studies and were apart of the Education program.
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