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March 18, 2002
Lincoln University to Showcase Campus to Prospective Students and Their Parents During Annual Spring Open House, March 22

Lincoln University will showcase its campus to prospective students and their parents during the University's Annual Spring Open House on Friday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Prospective undergraduate students and their parents are invited to tour the campus, learn about Lincoln's academic and financial aid programs and meet the faculty and students. Space is limited. To reserve a place contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-790-0191.

According to 1999-2000 data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, Lincoln ranks:

    • second in the nation in graduating African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics)
    • 12th in the nation among colleges and universities in graduating all minorities with baccalaureate degrees in the physical sciences
    • in the top 2 percent in the nation in graduating African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in computer and information sciences
    • in the top 2 percent in the nation in graduating African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in biological and life sciences
    • in the top 3 percent in the nation in graduating African Americans in all academic disciplines.

In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in graduating African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in the physical sciences. Lincoln also is the only university in the state and one of but 20 universities nationwide where 40 percent or more of its physics graduates are women.

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society. The University currently enrolls 1,871 undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574.

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