Lincoln College (Normal): Narrative Description

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715 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Tel: (309)452-0500
Free: 800-569-0558
Fax: (309)454-5652
E-mail: adm[email protected]
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Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $14 million. Total enrollment: 520. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 350 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 170 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 3 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 17% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,170 includes full-time tuition ($13,600), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($5000). College room only: $3200. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $453 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 60% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: concerts, trips. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 240 college housing spaces available; 210 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Milner Library at Illinois State University plus 1 other with 1.8 million books, 2 million microform titles, 25,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 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.

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