Lincoln College (Lincoln): Narrative Description

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300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656-1699
Tel: (217)732-3155
Free: 800-569-0556
Admissions: 800-569-0556
Fax: (217)732-8859
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Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 42-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14 million. Total enrollment: 758. 835 applied, 65% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 43% from top half. 9 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 41 student government officers. Full-time: 700 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 58 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 3% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,960 includes full-time tuition ($13,600), mandatory fees ($960), and college room and board ($5400). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Admissions Ambassadors, Phi Beta Kappa, Connections, SHOS, Spanish Club. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Spring Formal, Commencement. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 602 college housing spaces available; 600 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McKinstry Library with 42,500 books, 380 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $116,773. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lincoln (population 17,582) was founded in 1852, the only one of 24 similarly named cities of the United States that was named for Abraham Lincoln before he became famous. He assisted in planning the city and performed law work necessary for its incorporation. Lincoln christened the town with the juice of a watermelon when the first lots were sold in 1853. Lincoln is midway between Chicago and St. Louis on the main line of Alton route of GM & O Railroad. Churches of many denominations are located here.

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