The Nation's First Degree-Granting HBCU

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As the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Lincoln University has an important and impactful legacy to live up to. When you join the ranks of our diverse, international student body of more than 2,200, you'll be part of a learning community built on a culture of innovation and excellence. After graduating, you'll be welcomed into a rich, worldwide network of alumni who can open the door to countless career opportunities.

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Change Your Life with a Degree From Lincoln

With more than 35 undergraduate and four graduate programs to choose from, Lincoln University gives you the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience you'll need to get ahead. Pursuing your degree, you'll be challenged and pushed to be your very best while also getting the support of our dedicated staff and passionate faculty. You'll emerge from your studies here ready to achieve more than you thought possible.

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Lincoln University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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Savings Among the best Among The Best

Money Magazine named Lincoln a ''Best College'' in its national rankings using unique measures: educational quality, affordability and alumni success.


Be the Next Chapter in a Rich History

Though Lincoln dates back to the 1860s and we boast alumni who have significantly impacted American history and culture, we are defined by more than just our history. Today, we are consistently honored as one of the country's best HBCUs, and in the top 50 schools nationwide for social mobility. Enroll at Lincoln, and you'll join students from all over the world on our beautiful Pennsylvania campus, where you'll be prepared to make an impact on your community and country that does the Lincoln legacy proud.

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Stand Out on Campus and in the Game

There's more to school than just classes, and at Lincoln, you'll be able to build friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. Our campus is small but tight-knit, energized by a vibrant social life, a robust Greek culture, and a one-of-a-kind Homecoming celebration. We are also home to an NCAA Division II athletics program (go Lions!) with 11 varsity sports teams and cheerleading, so you'll be able to take the lead on and off the field.

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The athletics program is a NCAA Division II member institution and sponsors 11 varsity sports that compete in the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) as well as cheerleading.


The Lion's Roar

When I come to campus and see the fire in the eyes of students and their eagerness to become all they can be, I'm reminded of myself and how fortunate I am to be part of Lincoln University. 

Pamela D. Bundy, ‘84

Campus News

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA.—Lincoln University announces the world premiere of Ratoon, a multi-media meditation on the global impact of sugar cane plantations and industry on the land and people of the Black Diaspora. This artistic collaboration features documentary photographer and 2023 Guggenheim Fellow Sasha Phyars-Burgess, 2023 Philadelphia Cultural Treasure Fellow, 2015 Pew Fellow, and 2016 Philadelphia Poet Laureate, Yolanda Wisher, and 2023 Pew Fellow, jazz pianist and composer, Sumi Tonooka.
February 12, 2024

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