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Lincoln Memorial University Admission Requirements

Harrogate, Tennessee

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Your chances of getting into Lincoln Memorial University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

69.9%
Admission Difficulty for Lincoln Memorial University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lincoln Memorial University is 69.9%.  Its admission rate is the 21st lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Lincoln Memorial University and can you get accepted?

Lincoln Memorial University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,407 out of the 2,013 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 993/1226 ACT 18/25). Lincoln Memorial University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.29. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Lincoln Memorial University?

70% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Lincoln Memorial University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.29 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1110 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Lincoln Memorial University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.29

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Lincoln Memorial University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Lincoln Memorial University are to have around a 3.29 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lincoln Memorial University accepts 70% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Lincoln Memorial University is 3.29 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #35 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Lincoln Memorial University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 2.0% Reach
less than 1.00 2.0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Lincoln Memorial University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Lincoln Memorial University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

993-1226

Applicants Submitting SAT 

19%
SAT Scores for Lincoln Memorial University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 493
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 993
SAT Scores for Lincoln Memorial University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 598
Math 75th Percentile 628
Composite 75th Percentile 1226
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Lincoln Memorial University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Lincoln Memorial University is 1110 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 993-1226. Students who get into Lincoln Memorial University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Lincoln Memorial University ranks #19 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1110 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Lincoln Memorial University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 993 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 993, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 880, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1110 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1109, you have around a 70% chance of being admitted. A 1226 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 82% chance of getting in.

Lincoln Memorial University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1226 and Above Good >82%
1109 to 1226 Avg + 70%-82%
993 to 1109 Avg - 55%-70%
877 to 993 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 877 Low <39%
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Lincoln Memorial University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

83%
ACT Scores for Lincoln Memorial University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Lincoln Memorial University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Lincoln Memorial University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Lincoln Memorial University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 25.  The school ranks #29 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lincoln Memorial University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Lincoln Memorial University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 70% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 83% with a 25 ACT score.

Lincoln Memorial University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >83%
21 to 25 Avg + 70%-83%
18 to 21 Avg - 57%-70%
15 to 18 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 15 Low <44%
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High School Class Rank

77% of Lincoln Memorial University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 47% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lincoln Memorial University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Lincoln Memorial University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,397 616 2,013
Accepted 968 439 1,407
Acceptance Rate 69% 71% 70%
Enrolled 194 108 302
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Lincoln Memorial University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Lincoln Memorial University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.29 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1110 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220631 IPEDS survey data for Lincoln Memorial University.

FAQs

Does Lincoln Memorial University prefer SAT or ACT?

19% of students submit their SAT scores to Lincoln Memorial University. 83% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lincoln Memorial University?

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

What SAT score is required for Lincoln Memorial University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 993 and 1226. The average SAT score is 1109. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lincoln Memorial University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.