Lincoln University


Founded in 1854 and renamed in honor of President Abraham Lincoln in 1866, Lincoln University is the nation's first degree-granting HBCU. The campus sits amid farmlands and wooded hilltops, just an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and Baltimore. Lincoln University prides itself on its family-like community among an “interracial and international enrollment from the surrounding community, region, and around the world.”

Lincoln alumni have gone on to become university presidents, U.S. ambassadors, federal, state, and municipal judges, and mayors. In fact, during its first 100 years, Lincoln graduated ~20% of the Black physicians and 10%+ of the nation’s Black attorneys. Lincoln University’s enrollment tops 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 28 states and 11 foreign countries. Students also enjoy participating in a variety of student organizations and intercollegiate athletics. For more information, visit