At a Glance

Application Deadline

We have a rolling admission system; however, in order to obtain on-campus housing and a better financial aid package, we advise you to apply as quickly as possible. Priority deadlines are April 15 for the fall semester; December 15 for the spring semester. Freshman and transfer student applications are available online through the Common Application, or applications can be downloaded and mailed.

Main Items Required for the Application Process

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official high school transcript or general equivalency diploma (the GED)
  • SAT or ACT test results
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or others who knows your intellectual qualities and academic work  
  • Application essay: Write about yourself and events in your life that have made a difference in the way you view yourself and others (minimum 250 words)
  • $20.00 application fee

Transfer Students

If you are currently attending another college, you can apply as a transfer student if you meet these criteria:

  • You are in good standing at all previous attended institutions
  • You have completed 12 or more transferable semester hours
  • You and have a minimum 2.0 GPA from 100-level and above classes

You must also submit a completed Dean Certification form.

Recommendation Letters

Anyone other than a family member or friend may write a letter of recommendation for you provided they know you well. The recommendation must be on letterhead stationery, signed, and dated.

Students Who Don’t Meet Academic Requirements

We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet academic requirements. A counselor in our Admissions Department can give you direction about next steps toward becoming a student here.

Deferred Enrollment

If you were accepted for admission, but cannot attend the upcoming semester, we can defer enrollment. Simply put your request in writing so we are able to update your information for the next semester. You can send your request by email (, fax 484-365-8109, or postal mail (Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Lincoln University, P.O. Box 179, Lincoln University, PA 19352).

Main Campus

We are located in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  • 47 miles from Philadelphia
  • 26 miles from Wilmington, Delaware
  • 60 miles from Baltimore, Maryland
  • 100 miles from Washington, D.C.
  • 3 hours from New York City

Schedule a Campus Tour

The best way to get a feel for the university is to come see for yourself. You can schedule your visit by calling the Tour Coordinator at 484-365-7235.

Cars on Campus

Freshman may not have cars on campus. We want students to focus on their educational goals without the distraction of a car.

Public Transportation

The university does not provide transportation, and there is no direct public transportation to the university. However, there are a number of transportation services available. You will have to make reservations in advance and you are responsible for paying any fees.