Lincoln Christian University

100 Campus View Dr, Lincoln, United States
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Overview of Lincoln Christian University

About this school

Lincoln Christian University, founded in 1944, is a private college offering a well-rounded interdisciplinary curriculum built around a core of biblical studies. Its 227-acre campus is located in Lincoln, 30 miles north of Springfield.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:464
    • Men:228 (49.1%)
    • Women:236 (50.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lincoln Christian University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 Campus View Drive
City, State, Zip
Lincoln, IL  62656-2167
Phone
(217) 732-3168 x2251
Fax
(217) 732-5914
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 301 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 146 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 155 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
136 (73%) of 187 admitted students enrolled
Women
71 (73%) of 97 admitted students enrolled
Men
65 (72%) of 90 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
495 average |430-520 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
512 average |450-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |17-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $13,200 (51.96032120925838%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,564 (29.774838608093212%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (3.9363879703983624%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,640 (14.32845221225004%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lincoln Christian University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001708
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
72 (87.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
62 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
61 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$15,063
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 60 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,125
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 49 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,755
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
15 (18.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,394

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
348 (99.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
289 (83.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
287 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
18 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$13,404
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 278 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,987
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 217 (75.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,301
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 9 (3.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
53 (15.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,600

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,654
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


33

Part-Time Faculty


36

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 40% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
164,108

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
51
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lincoln Christian University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


69.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (11)


  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • General Studies
  • Human Services, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Theology and religious vocations, Psychology, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Cultural Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


14,284

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
13.2 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 miles from campus in Springfield
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile from campus in Lincoln
Nearest Train Station
1 mile from campus in Lincoln

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Preachers
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lincoln Christian University offers choral groups, drama theatre, chorale, student cabinet, american association of christian counselors (aacc) - student chapter, cheerleading

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


347

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
464
Women
236
Men
228

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 7.6% Black/African-American
  • 2.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.5% White
  • 1.8% Unknown

International Students


3.4% from 3 countries

Average Age


30

Number of Graduate Students


323

Student Resources

Study resources