Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA, USA

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Lincoln University
3.50 Average Rating

Nicholas from Washington, DC

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Lincoln University was not one of my first choices, however, I am glad that I decided to attend. Many of the courses I have taken have professors who are very good with communicating information to the students. I have learned numerous things that range from practices in Hinduism to how to find logarithms of numbers.
Am enjoying being here
Lincoln is my home away from home. It may sound cliche, but it is true. I actually enjoy being on campus more than I enjoy being home. Most of the people on Lincoln's campus are warm and welcoming. I have many friends who are also my support system aside from my family at home. People at Lincoln make you feel like you are apart of their families.
Bang for the buck
Lincoln is definitely worth every dollar you will spend in tuition. The overall college experience on Lincoln's campus is a tremendous encounter which you will not endure anywhere else.
Tips for prospective students
Come to Lincoln with an open mind, ready to try new things, and meet new people. Use Facebook as a means of connecting with people who are enrolled students at Lincoln, and ask questions before coming to Lincoln so that you may get different perspectives from different types of people.
Great for these types of students
Students who like to get their work done and have fun at the same time; Lincoln is definitely for you. We take our academics very seriously, but also know how to have fun.
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Yasmin from Willingboro, NJ

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Academics are not taking lightly at Lincoln University. Every student is responsible for their own work. There are mandatory classes that all students must take. Some include First Year Experience, African American Experience, Dimensions of Wellness, English Composition, etc. I'm glad Lincoln University made these classes apart of the curriculum because now I'm learning things I was never interested in. It makes me more of a well rounded person.
Am enjoying being here
As a freshmen, it will take some time getting use to. Lincoln University is in rural Pennyslavia. Most students are in a whole new environment. After a couple of weeks, the distance from home won't even matter because everyone is sure to fit someway. By the time my first semester ended, I was a member of 3 organizations. Each week there are plenty of events on campus. Forums, community service, and parties really gets everyone involved.
Bang for the buck
As an out of state student for New Jersey, Lincoln University is cheaper than some schools that are in state. Since Lincoln University is the first HBCU founded in 1854, the administration is continuing to keep the campus up to date. Recently, the communication program received new radio and television programming equipment. Also, Lincoln gives merit award scholarships. If you have a good GPA and SAT score coming out of high school, Lincoln could award you money towards tuition, room and board, and/or fees.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be so narrowed minded. Looks are not everything. Campuses that look the best cost the most. Lincoln University may not look the best but it has some of the hardest working students who trying their best to continue that great Lincoln legacy. Also the best way to enjoy your stay at Lincoln is to join an organization. It really gets you involved.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who want to go to a small school. In size, Lincoln University has a small campus and within your first week you will be able to locate every building. In population, Lincoln has close to about 2000 students. Students are not just a number. Teachers actually know students by name. By the end of the semester, you can recognize everyone's face on campus.
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Khayree from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lincoln is a great school, and has a great family like environment. At Lincoln he staff really try to work with you. Everyone is always in a good mood and is very friendly.
Tips for prospective students
Lincoln will do for you what you want it to. When I say this I really mean it. If you want a education they can give you that. If you want to party and play everyday you can find that. And if you want an education and to party at the same time then you can get that here to.
Academic Rigor
The class are good, they have to be the right class for the student though. They will put you exactly where you need to be so the work will not be too easy but just right. Not too hard but challenging. We also have professional, peer, and online tutoring free on campus.
Dorm Life
The dorm life for freshman sucks, but a few of our dorm halls are being renovated so the school is trying to change that. The dorm life for many upperclassmen is great. Most upperclassmen have single apartment style living dorms. Are dorms are monitored by live in RA's and RC's. They watch over us make sure we have everything that we need and make sure we are safe from any dangers.
Food and Dining
The food here is kind of nasty. I mean it would really depend on what you like to eat. The school is actually in the process of building a KFC on campus in the cafe so we would actually have more options. Plus we have different events around campus that usually serve different food. We also have a separate cafe that serves a variety of foods which is good.
What to do for fun
Every here and there the school hosts a party or some type of social event, which is good for the students getting to know each other. We have sports teams and their games always seem to be a good way to have fun.
Greek Life
The Greek life seems awesome. The brother and sister hoods have a bond like no other.
Campus Safety
Campus public safeties are good. Some times you will hear someone say they be in the way but they have to do their jobs so that everyone here is safe.
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Dorian from Columbia, MD

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
After my first semester at Lincoln University, my knowledge increased significantly. With core curriculum classes that allow you to adjust to the college workload, it helps you gain confidence as a student, and allows you to choose your major with enough flexibility take the classes when you want to.
Am enjoying being here
From the first day, you meet very interesting and nice people. It is a very welcoming environment. In my case coming from out of state, it allowed me to get to know my fellow peers before entering the academic aspect of Lincoln. With the various clubs and organizations, it makes it very easy to be exposed to various people and make Lincoln a relaxing and welcoming environment.
Bang for the buck
With the location of the campus, it keeps your focus on your campus life as opposed to the various activities going on in the city. You certainly learn a lot even in your first year. You get an extensive knowledge about the campus you're attending and the legacy that you can be proud of. It certainly is a great investment for any individual.
Tips for prospective students
A great idea is to take advantage of the transition week. Take the time to make good friends and get acquainted with your student leaders. It allows you to have the resources at your disposal to make Lincoln a great experience. Do not be so eager to fill your plate with extra curricular activities before establishing your GPA, and you will reach astounding heights at Lincoln University.
Great for these types of students
Its great for the type of student who isn't afraid to ask for help and have resources at your disposal. Its also very good for the student who doesn't mind attending a relatively small university. It allows you to be comfortable with your surroundings as well properly develop yourself as a person.
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Nykeisha from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lincoln University is a very good university. It has a lot of legacy behind it. It very family oriented and the professors are very helpful.
Tips for prospective students
Maintain a good GPA and always apply for scholarships. Lincoln offers plenty of scholarships. Come with an open mind and ready to meet new people.
Dorm Life
The dorm halls are not crowed being that Lincoln is a small campus. Showers are always available when you need them.
What to do for fun
There are always something to do at Lincoln.
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Keyarnna from Washington, DC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
There is more to Lincoln than meets the eye. It's one of those school's you would have to attend to understand what we do here. It may start off slow, but you have to get involved to really know what it is to be apart of that Lincoln Pride!
Tips for prospective students
If you're not from this area, I recommend you come prepared for the changing weather. Also bring cleaning materials, snacks for your dorm for late nights, keep up with your studies and any financial issues that may arise.
Academic Rigor
The professors are very nice and they challenge you. However, some professors wish to see you become overwhelmed, but this is also a good thing because this will teach us to mature and act responsibly.
Dorm Life
Depending on where you're residing, it can be a good thing or a bad thing. Some dorms are clearly better than others, but only because they are older buildings and they haven't been renovated and properly cleaned.
Food and Dining
The cafe food is great, but eventually you'll get tired of the same stuff. Take my advice and try different, healthy foods everyday instead of resulting to ramen noodles or ordering pizza.
What to do for fun
You can join clubs/organizations. There are also fashion shows, off-campus trips, and awesome things to do inside of the lair. One time we had lazer tag in the Student Union Building(SUB). t was tons of fun.
Campus Safety
We have PUB which is Public Safety. They periodically walk around the campus at different times of the day and sometimes into the dorms to make sure everything is safe. They also have Blue emergency lights on poles around the campus that will alert them. If you're in any type of danger, press it, and help is on the way.
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R.D.W from Harrisburg, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lincoln University has the best faculty, administration & student atmosphere, it's another form of family.
The newly renovated campus look amazing welcoming all with open arms.
the curriculum and studies are top notch for the best education available.
Tips for prospective students
I would advise all students to understand that the transition from high school to college is a difficult one and you must be ready to put your all into your school work, start off by understanding the campus and do not overload yourself with extracurricular activities until you know you can handle both school work and other responsibilities. It will get hard but when you graduate and receive the degree it will be all worth it.
Academic Rigor
The academic curriculum at Lincoln university can be very challenging at times but for the most part it is only challenging if the student does not prepare themselves during the course hours. the professor prepare you for every assignment or exam you may take as well as projects. if you procrastinate it will seem more challenging. Stay involved in the work and everything comes with ease.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is amazing, the experience you have at Lincoln forms a family bond with nearly the whole campus. Lincoln University has a population of about 2000 undergrad student which will soon grow with the renovation and building of new dorms but with this population nearly everyone is known. No student is an outcast nor stranger.
Food and Dining
Lincoln University's food and dining is provided by Thompson Hospitality Catering which is the nation’s largest minority-owned food service company. They provide the finest in customized dining services and have very high standards and efficient systems to serving Lincolns 2000 students. With the diversity within the company the meals vary and please every time.
What to do for fun
Being that Lincoln is such a closely knit family enviornment the students make most of the fun for themselves as well as Lincoln's student life and development staff. Nearly everyday there is an event or forum providing fun as well as education. Lincoln is also 45 minutes from Philadelphia, 20 minutes from Delaware and an hour from Baltimore Maryland. The opportunity for fun is endless.
Bang for the buck
Lincoln University is the 1st Historically Black College University (HBCU) in the United states founded in 1854. The history and achievement Lincoln possesses can inspire any student once they walk on the yard. From the greats like Thurgood Marshall, Frederick Douglas, Langston Hughes and more, Lincoln builds legacy's every year once a student graduates and starts their career.
Clubs and Activities
There are about 52 Clubs and Organizations on campus to choose from which leaves nearly all of the students involved on campus.
Greek Life
Lincoln University has the whole Divine 9 Greek and Social Fellowships which allows any student to do their research and decide which organization is best for them if the student does in fact have aspirations.
Campus Safety
Lincoln University has their own Public Safety Officers as well as extra security for any events that will host off campus visitors, both do great jobs of keepin the students, faculty and visitors safe 24/7.
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Jasmine from Brookhaven, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lincoln University is an amazing institution of higher learning for all who attend. The University gives us students many opportunities to excel in the classroom as well as scholarship opportunities to help with the cost of attending the university. Attending Lincoln University has been everything I've expected and more, I would recommend attending Lincoln to high school students who wish to attend a college or university.
Tips for prospective students
Tips for prospective students from myself would be to be the best you can be while attending college. The transition from high school to college is very different, especially if you are going away and/or staying on campus. While experiencing being away, you learn a lot about yourself and the world around you. My best advice would be to make sure to balance having fun and prioritizing what your their for, your education. You are absolutely suppose to enjoy your years away from home as well as experiencing being on your own, however, attending college is not only expensive but one of the greatest investments of your life if that is what you make it.
Academic Rigor
I would give Lincoln University four stars for their academic rigor. The university has a great number or majors and career choice for the students attending. The university is also on the rise with many new programs being offered to students, some including different National organizations for students to be apart of, as well as many community service opportunities.
Dorm Life
Living on campus is definitely a five star experience. Lincoln University is smaller than most campus, with a population of only around 4500 students. With new construction, the campus has a fairly new dormitory which holds two, four and five persons suites. Each suite has one to two bathrooms, a common area with a couch and table as well as a small kitchen area. The other dorms on the campus are spread out and separated by gender. The university has plans to make a new dormitory on the far side of the campus, and construction on the older buildings.
Food and Dining
Lincoln University recently paired with a new dining service, Thompson Hospitality Corporation. This food service is great and gives the students many options to choose from. Their is a station for fruits, stir fry, salad bar, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, pizza .. etc. The dining service along with the university also helps with portion control, however with the meal plan which all students have, students are allowed to each how many times they would like.
What to do for fun
There are countless things to do for fun on Lincoln Universities campus. The university hosts events throughout the year for all students to attend as well as visitors off campus to attend as well. Homecoming is a big event where students are provided transportation to attend the football game versus our rival. During that weekend vendors come to sell jewelry and sometimes clothes. Alumni come to have cookouts and reminisce on their years at the university, as well as a party and concert. There are also fraternities and sororities on campus, who host parties as well as forums and programs for students to attend and enjoy. Student Life and Development also host different events for students. In the Student Union Building, there is a room where there is a pool table, ping pong table as well as a t.v. with a video came connected where students can enjoy their time with friends. They also host movie nights, with different movies students can watch in the theater. Spring Fling is another event in the spring that is hosted by Student Life and Development. There is usually a concert and party during that weekend as well as unity week which is when all sororities and fraternities host different events.
Bang for the buck
Lincoln University is a great environment. Most students, especially going away alone are nervous and are home sick really fast but the students at Lincoln are very warm and friendly. The university also has a lot of history and many very prestigious people have attended Lincoln.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Their aren't many unusual traditions on campus, but I will say their is nothing that isn't willing to be done. Every year the Student Life and Development team come up with new ideas to keep students interested in doing positive things with their time as well as maximizing their abilities to succeed in their studies and on campus.
Great for these types of students
Again, Lincoln University is a very warm and family oriented campus. With the school being rather small compared to most campuses, everyone will eventually know everyone at one point during their four years hear. Everyone treats everyone as their brothers and sisters and only want to see each other succeed and will do anything necessary to help the next person out.
Clubs and Activities
The different clubs and activities go from clubs in the different majors, national honor societies of the majors, as well as activities for community service hours and tutoring activities for students.
Greek Life
Greek Life is a big part of Lincoln University's campus. The Divine Nine is active on campus as well as two social fellowships. Greek Life is available for all students to be apart of starting their sophomore year with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The Greeks on campus, host forums, parties, cookouts for students to attend and enjoy. They also hold study sessions and are apart of other clubs and organizations on campus.
Campus Safety
Public Safety of campus is a big deal on campus. They are very on top of trespassing, and make sure that the students as well as administrators on campus are safe. If there is one thing that anyone would but sure of, it would be that Lincoln is a safe environment to life on as well as attend.
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Hadiyyah from Bogota, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Everyone at Lincoln is willing to help you and everyone genuinely cares. They are there for assistance and to answer questions because they all want to see you succeed.
Am enjoying being here
Rural Lincoln University is a huge change from living in the city all of my life in New Jersey but, the college is everything I ever wanted the school of my choice to be. It's small so things like one on one help is accessible and even people that aren't teachers are always there for your assistance. When classes aren't in session the campus always has fun and informative things to do on campus. I recommend this school to anyone and everyone. And if an HBCU is on the list of a criteria you want your school to have why not attend the very first one.
Tips for prospective students
Take advantage of everything that Lincoln offers.
Great for these types of students
It's great for anyone who wants to learn but especially for someone who wants to experience life at an HBCU.
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Sharique from Fort Dix, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Lincoln University is an enriching institution that is dedicated to their students. Lincoln always listens to the concerns of other students and constantly makes new changes on campus. Overall I would rate Lincoln a 10 out of 10.
Tips for prospective students
The area is the main concern for Lincoln University because it is rural around the campus. It allows students to put more focus into school rather than other areas of the college life.
Academic Rigor
Lincoln University constantly challenges the students in Academia.
Dorm Life
The Dorm life could be better in terms of buildings.
Food and Dining
The food can sometimes be healthy but usually contain a lot of sodium. It takes a discipline student to learn how to eat healthy.
What to do for fun
There are varies things to do on campus such as events or movies.
Bang for the buck
Lincoln is defiantly worth the money.
Great for these types of students
Lincoln is great for introverted students because you learn how to express yourself.
Greek Life
Greek life is taken very seriously, although there are no greek houses
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