Lincoln Christian College: Narrative Description

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100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656-2167
Tel: (217)732-3168; 888-522-5228; Admissions: (217)732-3168; Fax: (217)732-5914; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Administratively affiliated with Lincoln Christian Seminary. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 227-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 756. 278 applied, 77% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 611 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 145 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 6 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 71% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois State University, Greenville College.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to applicants interested in religious studies.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $13,558 includes full-time tuition ($7890), mandatory fees ($1200), and college room and board ($4468). Part-time tuition: $263 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $40 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 420 college housing spaces available; 405 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Jessie Eury Library with 127,000 books, 500 serials, 27,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Lincoln College.

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