Lincoln University

Established in 1854, Lincoln University was the first historically black college to offer African-American men higher education in arts and sciences. Now Lincoln is a public, coeducational institution offering degrees in several fields of study. Majors include Music, Philosophy and Religion, Fine Arts, Chemistry, Mass Communications, Physics and more. At Lincoln, a student’s collegiate experience goes beyond the classroom. The Department of student life provides Lincoln students with a host of activities to promote social, cultural and intellectual development. Activities include, step shows by all nine historically black fraternities and sororities, Homecoming, Spring Fling, Unity Week and much more. Lincoln University takes pride in the academic excellence of its students. It is Lincoln’s goal to prepare students to be leaders of the highest competency. 

Location: Lincoln University, PA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research, HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $5,680

     • Out-of-State: $8,263

Size: 2,000 students

Percentage of African-American Students: 90%

Percentage of Men: 42%

Percentage of Women: 58%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 15:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Colleges: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies

Housing: On-campus housing provided: five men’s dorms, six women’s dorms and two coed dorms


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Iota Phi Theta, Groove Phi Groove, Swing Phi Swing

     • Others: Big Sister Lil Sister, Boyz II Men Mentoring Program, Brother Unite Lincoln, Caribbean Student Association, Gay Straight Alliance, National Association of Black Accountants, People Standing United, Queens Living Through Legacy

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Roscoe Lee Browne

City Life: Southern Chester County, mushroom capital, community fair, golf, shopping, dining