Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lincoln College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Lincoln College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Lincoln College and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,042 out of 1,821 applicants were admitted making Lincoln College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 86 percent. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Lincoln College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Lincoln College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 380
SAT Composite 25th 790
SAT Scores for Lincoln College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 450
SAT Math 75th 440
SAT Composite 75th 890
Average SAT Score 840

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lincoln College?

Lincoln College typically requires applicants to be in the top 92 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 790 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 740. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 840 out of 1600. The school ranks #42 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lincoln College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
890 and Above Good >69%
840 to 890 Avg + 57%-69%
790 to 840 Avg - 44%-57%
740 to 790 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 740 Low <31%
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Lincoln College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Lincoln College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Lincoln College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 18
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
Average ACT Score 16

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lincoln College?

Admission data indicates that Lincoln College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #49 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lincoln College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lincoln College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >73%
16 to 18 Avg + 57%-73%
15 to 16 Avg - 48%-57%
14 to 15 Reach 40%-48%
Less than 14 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Lincoln College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Lincoln College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 936 885 1,821
Accepted 551 491 1,042
Acceptance Rate 59% 55% 57%
Enrolled 141 157 298
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 32% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lincoln College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lincoln College Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.