Lincoln University

Lincoln University

Lincoln University (LU) is an official state-owned historically black university located near Oxford, Pennsylvania. The university was established as a Private Ashmun Institute in 1854, it has been a state-owned institution since 1972. It is one of the United States' first degree-granting HBCU. The main campus is situated on 422 acres in the city of Oxford in the southern part of Chester County, Pennsylvania. The school also is also located situated in University City, Philadelphia. Lincoln University provides undergraduate and graduate courses to around 2000 students. It is a member school part of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.


As per U.S. News & World Report, Lincoln University ranks 19th in 2020's magazine's rankings of colleges that are HBCUs. In 2020, the US News & World Best Colleges Report gave Lincoln a score of Lincoln as 119 in the category of Regional Universities North.

Based on QS World University Rankings 2021, Lincoln is also top 1.5 percent of all universities worldwide. It also has a QS Five Stars rating and has a score of less than 100 in the fields in Agriculture and Forestry.

  • 101st in the Impact Rankings 2021 by Times Higher Education
  • 1031st in Best Global Universities by US News and World Report 2021
  • 8th Country Rank in New Zealand by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
  • 387th in the QS World Rankings 2021
  • 89th in the QS WUR Ranking Subject 2021

Lincoln University Campus

Lincoln University's principal campus TeWaihora is located in Canterbury close to Christchurch, which is located near the South Island surrounded by snow-capped mountains, clear lakes as well as grassy plains. It is located at Lincoln (in Lincoln, in the Selwyn district within Canterbury) which is located 20 kilometers away from Christchurch. The largest city in the city is the fastest-growing city Christchurch which is bustling with cuisine, arts and bustling art.

  • The campus features modern facilities for teaching, including the latest in information technology laboratories that provide 24 hours access, a huge printing facility, a library and eateries, as well as parking for cars at no cost and a travel agency and top-of-the-line sporting facilities.
  • To broaden their horizons students are able to meet new people by joining the Lincoln University Student (LUSA) to broaden their horizons. (LUSA) that oversees the administration of the university's institutions and clubs.
  • Lincoln University Sport (LU Sport) includes four major sporting clubs: LU Netball, LU Rugby, LU Rowing, and LU Basketball which compete in Christchurch tournaments. Students who are serious about their studies and sports may even apply for the Sports Scholarship Program.
  • Learning, Teaching, & Library (LTL) is located in Ivey Hall to provide students access to databases and books including study rooms and study spaces.

Lincoln University Programs

Land-based sector courses offered that are offered by Lincoln University are what makes Lincoln University stand out. Lincoln has 19 degree-granting programs for bachelors (including nine honors) along with 18 additional programs in the fields of science, agriculture and agriculture, environment and society, environmental policy and planning, landscape agriculture and land & agricultural management, food marketing, etc.

  • Students have the option of choosing between two certificate courses as well as 10-diploma courses. Some of them are free of charge and are offered on-line.
  • In addition there are also 8 graduate diplomas and certificates to select from. They differ in the fields that deal with applied sciences, business and sustainability commerce, property management and resource management, recreation management tourism management academic English and viticulture, oenology and viticulture and valuation.
  • Lincoln University offers International pathways to countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Canada, Germany, and Austria. Students are able to enroll in Joint degrees, degree articulation programmes, and twinning degree programs via these routes.
  • There are two NCUK International Pathways: NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK International Year One Business (IYOne Business) which will welcome international students to Lincoln University.


Lincoln University participates in the NCAA as it is a Division II institution. Lincoln is an NCAA Division II member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Lincoln Lions compete in intercollegiate athletics in the following sports: baseball soccer (women) and basketball (men and women) and volleyball (women) indoor track (men and women) outdoor track (men and women) as well as cross-country (men and women) as well as softball and football.

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