Lincoln University Usa

Lincoln University (LU) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution based in Oakland, California. It was founded in 1919 in San Francisco by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Lickey. In 1950, the University became a non-profit tax-exempt institution under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (c) (3).

From the school’s founding, Lincoln University has placed its focus on adult education while keeping an international character. These features became distinguishing marks of the institution. It was among the first post-secondary educational institutions in California to offer programs for working adults.

The emphasis was further refined to meet the demands of international students. Constant academic development became a characteristic of the school. In the 1960s – 70s, the University offered a curriculum of outstanding well-balanced Business Administration programs with special emphasis to Master of Business Administration degree accompanied by a variety of concentration areas.

The business curriculum was finalized in 2009 by the creation and approval of the Doctor of Business Administration Degree. In 2005, strong Diagnostic Imaging program was developed and resulted in the Bachelor of Science degree in 2012. In 2014, the university introduced the Master of Science Degrees in International Business and Finance Management.

At Lincoln University, you will find liberal arts and science-based undergraduate degree programs designed to prepare students for careers in today’s fast-paced, technology-based, and global society.

We offer undergraduate courses during two 15-week semesters and one or two six-week summer sessions each year. The academic year for financial aid is defined as 30 weeks of instruction during which time a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours.

You are considered a full-time undergraduate student if you take 12 or more credits during a fall or spring semester. The standard full-time tuition is charged to all undergraduates taking between 12 and 18 credits per semester. During a summer session, six or more credits is considered a full-time course load. Check with the Office of the Bursar for complete details on tuition and the other fees.

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Black Studies (minor only)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics (minor only)
  • Engineering Science
  • English Liberal Arts
  • Entrepreneurial Studies (minor only)
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethics (minor only)
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages & Literature
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations (minor only)
  • Management
  • Mass Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing (Pre-licensure BSN)
  • Nursing
  • Pan-Africana Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law (certificate only)
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts

General Admission Requirements

High school graduation or its equivalent is a prerequisite for entering all programs at Lincoln University.. The high school level GED or similar tests may be accepted in lieu of high school graduation.

To apply for admission to the University, the prospective student should submit the following items:

  1. The application for admission form and one passport-size photograph;
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $95;
  3. Original high school diploma, or an equivalency certificate for a secondary education attestation accompanied with the official transcripts; or their notarized copies; or other documentation to prove high school graduation or its equivalent*;
  4. Official transcripts from each postsecondary program from which applicants wish to transfer credit (for applicants who attended other postsecondary educational programs)*;
  5. A one-page essay to explain the applicant’s interest in a Lincoln University program;
  6. A resume with summary of all work, extracurricular activities, and educational history of the applicant (graduate degrees only);
  7. A photocopy of an identification document* and a social security card (if it exists).

Some additional documents or a personal interview may be required for a certain group of applicants (International Students) or for admission to graduate degree programs. The application will be evaluated when all documents are received, then the applicant is notified of his/her admission status. All application documents used for admission process become the university property independent of the admission result. The documents cannot be returned. Copies of original documents should be notarized.

Contact Us

Lincoln University

401 15th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Tel: 1-510-628-8010

Toll Free: 1-888-810-9998

Fax: 1-510-628-8012


Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operations:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM