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Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Welcome, future Blue Tiger!

We are excited that you have chosen to learn more about pursuing your undergraduate college degree at Lincoln University of Missouri.

At Lincoln, we find power in together — where the people walking beside you, those who came before, and those leading the way are all here for your success. At Lincoln, education is within reach.

Founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantries and their white officers for the special benefit of freed African-Americans, Lincoln is one of a select group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The university is known for its collaborative, diverse student body, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, and exciting athletics and residential life.

What you'll find at Lincoln ...

  • A high quality, affordable education (flat-rate tuition, plus merit and need-based scholarships)
  • Small campus, big resources
  • 35 undergraduate degree majors — with academic coaching to help you succeed
  • Master's degree programs in education, business and the social sciences
  • 50+ student organizations, ranging from fraternities and sororities, to academic and professional affiliations
  • 11 NCAA II sports programs: men’s basketball, football, golf and track & field; women’s basketball, cross country, golf, softball and track & field
  • Global-reaching research opportunities

Admission Criteria

Please review the following and gather the necessary documentation. If you have questions about admissions, please contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

New First-Year Students

  • Official high school transcripts, with a GPA of at least 2.5 ( Students below a 2.0 GPA will be required to attend LU's Summer Bridge Program)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (optional)
  • GED recipients must submit official GED scores

Transfer Students

  • Official college transcripts for all previously attended institutions
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 for all attempted college credits
  • Good standing with the previous institution

Homeschooled Students

  • Submission of transcripts or list of completed courses
  • Must have homeschool administrator signature on the transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (Optional)

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

  • We offer various options for visiting or non-degree-seeking students. Please email us at or give us a call at 573-681-4357 to receive more information.

Did you know?

Students at HBCUs receive more financial assistance, Pell Grants, and scholarships than at other institutions — on top of enjoying some of the nation’s lowest tuition rates.

Learn more about financial assistance 

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