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Lincoln University brings a hallowed history to the education of the free and enslaved African American community. Set on the hills of southern Chester County in Pennsylvania, the revered institution has produced some of the most prominent Black figures and leaders in the country and beyond. The rigorous liberal arts education provides 30 bachelor’s degree programs, as well as additional minor and certificate areas. All students must fulfill General Education requirements across disciplines, including a First Year Experience course, African American Experience course, and the completion of Writing Proficiency. The Sophomore Year Experience is a cornerstone of the Lincoln education, designed to avoid the “sophomore slump” through dedicated workshops, conferences, and interactive experiences; the Get Connected workshops included within the SYE are built-in socialization sessions that also provide guidance for what to do throughout the rest a student’s time at the university. The Pan-Africana Major exemplifies the school’s commitment to a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum in that it allows students to double major, double minor, or select electives outside of the major, and the Center for Undergraduate Research also promotes a similar ideal of interdisciplinary study and research.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Mr. Cerick Austin
Associate Director of Admissions

1570 Baltimore PIke
Lincoln University, PA 19352



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Most Popular Places On Campus
Thurgood Marshall Statue
ICC building
Football Field
Athletic department
One of the most visible landmarks on campus is the Alumni Memorial Arch, located at the entrance to the university. The arch was dedicated by President Warren G. Harding to honor the Lincoln men who served in World War I. The Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel is at the center of campus religious activities. This Gothic structure was built in 1890 and contains a 300-seat main auditorium and a 200-seat fellowship hall. The Frederick Douglass Statue, a monument to the great abolitionist and orator, was donated by Lincoln alumni and brothers, Clyde Atwell ?37, Selwyn R. Atwell ?41 and Dr. George L. Atwell ?48 and originally unveiled and located at the center of campus during Homecoming week in October 1989. In 2011, the statue was relocated to a walkway between Frederick Douglass, McRary and Ashmun residence halls just beyond the campus Quad and the Thurgood Marshall Living Learning Center.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Philadelphia Center City
Philedelphia Museum of Arts
Longwood Gardens
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
King of Prussia Mall
Oxford shopping centers (local town), Lancaster Outlets, Newark, DE shops/restaurants

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

During tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

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Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (40 miles) SCOOT: bus service connects Oxford to West Chester with stops in West Grove, Lincoln University, Kennett Square and Longwood Gardens. The service runs Monday through Saturday. Amtrak and Greyhound: The closest Amtrak train station is in Parkesburg. Train and bus stations are also located in Wilmington, Delaware (about 25 miles). Shuttle Service by International Tours - 610-925-3922 or 484-459-9415

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Philadelphia Area, via U.S. Route 1: Take U.S. Route 1 from either Baltimore Pike or City Line Avenue and continue south until you approach the sign indicating Kennett Square. Once there, continue taking the U.S. Route 1 (by-pass) heading south for 13 miles, to the Route 896 / New London / Russellville exit. From the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 896 and proceed to the flashing red light at Baltimore Pike. Turn right and proceed south for approximately one (1) mile to Lincoln University, which is on the left. From Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD and Points South: Travel Interstate 95 (John F. Kennedy Turnpike) north and take Exit 100: Route 272 / Rising Sun / Northeast, MD. At the end of the exit, turn left onto Route 272 heading north and continue into Pennsylvania. After crossing the PA state line, continue for approximately 1 mile and then turn left at the sign indicating the continuation of Route 272 north. After approximately 3 miles, turn right onto U.S. Route 1 (by-pass) and head north for 8 miles. Take the Route 896 / New London / Russellville exit. From the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 896 and proceed to the flashing red light at Baltimore Pike. Turn right and proceed south for approximately one (1) mile to Lincoln University, which is on the left. From New York / New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 2: Route 322 West / Chester. At the end of the exit, turn left and follow Route 322 West for 7 miles to the Commodore Barry Bridge. (If you travel Interstate Highway 295 south, then take the Chester / Commodore Barry Bridge / Route 322 West exit.) After crossing the bridge, stay to the left and follow the exit onto Interstate 95 (PA) south. Remain in the right lane and follow the signs for (the continuation of) Route 322 West. Take Route 322 West all the way to U.S. Route 1 south and then turn left at the intersection. Follow U.S. Route 1 south, for 10 miles until you reach the sign indicating Kennett Square. At this point, please refer to the first set of directions above ?from the Philadelphia area?.?, starting with the second sentence. From Harrisburg and Points West Travel Route 283 E. to Route 30 towards Philadelphia. Turn right on Route 896 S. and go approximately 22 miles until you cross over Route 1. Turn right at flashing red light onto Old Baltimore Pike and go one (1) mile. The campus is on left.

Local Accommodations
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES (14.97 miles away); 610-444-8995; 719 East Baltimore Pike ; Kennett Square, PA 19348 HILTON GARDEN INN ? KENNETT SQUARE (15.51 miles away); 610-444-9100; 815 East Baltimore Pike ; Kennett Square, PA 19348 COMFORT INN & SUITES (16 miles away); 410-287-7100; 1 Center Drive; North East, MD 21901 ELK FORGE B&B INN & DAY SPA (16.04 miles away); 410-392-9007; 807 Elk Mills Road; Elkton, MD 21921 EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL (16.21 miles away); 302-368-8000; 654 South College Avenue; Newark, DE 19713


Applicants: 5,980
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Average HS GPA: 3.20



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