Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Upon entering the gates of Lincoln University, a student immediately feels accepted into a community that values families, and relationships. The faculty, staff and administrators want to engage, develop and introduce you to ideas and people understanding that the campus, community and the world is your classroom.  

The Lincoln University experience inspires and nurtures students to view success as a necessity, not an option. The result has been a long and growing list of alumni who have achieved extraordinary things in all areas of society.

Sometimes, the most extraordinary success is in finding yourself – discovering your passion, transforming your ideas into reality, learning how to make it on your own, and drawing strength from the extended family Lincoln will become to you.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is here to help you through the admissions process by answering your questions and addressing your concerns.

Take the first step: APPLY TODAY!

Fast Facts


15:1 Student to Teacher Ratio


2,000 Undergraduates


Average Freshman GPA 3.0

Admission Events

  At a Glance

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
  • Personal essays and letters of recommendation are not required , however, we welcome information that support your application.

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 and have a minimum 2.0 GPA from 100-level and above classes

You must also submit a completed Transfer Certification form.

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 Lincoln Lion.

Deferred Enrollment

If you were accepted for admission, but cannot attend the upcoming semester, we can defer enrollment. Simply submit the deferred enrolllment form. You can send your request by email to the (

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.

International Students 

You should be proficient in the English language

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Application opens: Aug. 15
  • Priority decision: Feb. 1
  • FAFSA priority filing deadline: Apr. 1
  • Decision deadline for admitted students: May 1

Spring Semester

  • Application opens: Jul. 30
  • Priority decision: Nov. 15 
  • Decision deadline for admitted students: Dec. 15

Please contact us!

Office of Admissions
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352

Fax: 484-365-8109

Shanice Pereira '16, M.A.

Assistant Director for Recruitment & Outreach
Office: 484-365-7210

Jamie Thomas-McDowell

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7208

Anya Wescott '21

Admissions Counselor
Office: 484-365-7229

Kimberly Ferko

Program Assistant
Office: 484-365-7221

Yvette Johnson

Admissions Specialist
Office: 484-365-7202

Tynae Lamb '20

Admissions Specialist
Office: 484-365-7209