Originally founded as Bible institute dedicated to training preachers, Lincoln Christian University is a Christian college in central Illinois. LCU grants undergraduate degrees in 13 majors including Christian-centered subjects such as Preaching Ministry and Biblical Studies. Additionally, all students are required to participate in a Christian service initiative during their LCU careers. As a Christian university, LCU holds chapel services once per week at the Earl C. Hargrove Chapel Auditorium and sermons are archived on the LCU website.
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lincoln christian university is an exceptional institution for learning how to think critically and engage with the world. lcu teaches its students not to blindly believe what they believe, but to question it and really believe it. in addition, their programs are very sound with incredibly intelligent and competent professors.
Benjamin from Decatur, IL
The staff genuinely cares for the students. The facilities are very nice, especially the brand new girls dorm. I love the faith-based, caring community on campus.
Samantha from Mount Pulaski, IL
The faculty, deans and support staff were extremely friendly and took the time to answer all my questions and share information on the programs, financial aid, and student activities. I also was able to meet with students and get questions answered about student life. It was a very informative and fun day.
Megan from Chillicothe, IL
The professors care about each student's success. It is a small campus that is very safe. It is very affordable considering it is a private university.
Dominique from Herrin, IL
lincoln christian university has been an excellent experience both in education and spirituality. their expectations for us are kept high and keep me motivated to succeed in my college career. lincoln christian university is doing an awe inspiring job at grooming future leaders.
Emily from Columbia, TN
Lincoln Christian University is a fantastic genuine community. The Professors want you to succeed and be ready to go into the world equipped with useful skills to live a Christian lifestyle in a Secular world. They are engaged in your life and want to get to now you better.
Abbey from Newark, IL
Lincoln Christian University is a place where students can be challenged in their spiritual lives and are encouraged along the way. Students are also required to participate in community service activities that are related to their degree which helps students get real world experience while completing their degree. Lincoln is welcoming and the student body is active.