Private 4 Year

Lincoln College Admission Requirements

Lincoln, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Lincoln College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Lincoln College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Lincoln College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lincoln College is 70%.  It ranks #30 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Lincoln College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 980 out of 1,403 applicants were admitted.

Lincoln College typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.55. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Lincoln College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lincoln College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 77% of students submitted SAT scores and 36% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Lincoln College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
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Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Lincoln College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Lincoln College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Lincoln College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Lincoln College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Lincoln College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Lincoln College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Lincoln College?

You can get into Lincoln College with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lincoln College was 2.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #62 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lincoln College accepts 70% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Lincoln College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.93% Good
3.75 to 3.99 1.4% Good
3.50 to 3.74 6.98% Good
3.25 to 3.49 4.19% Good
3.00 to 3.24 7.91% Good
2.50 to 2.99 26.51% Avg +
2.00 to 2.49 41.89% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 10.23% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Lincoln College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 716 687 1,403
Accepted 512 468 980
Acceptance Rate 72% 68% 70%
Enrolled 97 125 222
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 27% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 177 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lincoln College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lincoln College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lincoln College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lincoln College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146676 IPEDS survey data for Lincoln College.


Does Lincoln College prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Lincoln College. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lincoln College?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Lincoln College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.