COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Lock Haven University is still reviewing applications for the Fall 2020 semester. The SAT/ACT requirement has been waived for the remainder of the application cycle.
Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC
Lock Haven is a public university located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,791 undergraduate students. The Lock Haven acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Health Professions, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Business. Graduating 54% of students, Lock Haven alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Lock Haven University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Professions104 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration90 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management67 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies38 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities34 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services33 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Lock Haven University Reviews
Lock Haven is a great school with great professors. They also have a great education program in which I am in. It is very easy to make new friends at this school. I have had nothing but great experiences here! There are many different programs and clubs to join, teachers are always willing to help you. There is also a tutoring center that can help all students with classes they are struggling in. If you are lost or need help with anything, everyone is very open and is willing to help anyone.
Love the flow of the campus. Coming out of a small high school, Lock Haven made if very easy for me to adjust to the college life. I am a member of the volleyball team so I am pretty involved as far as being a student athlete goes. Everyone at Lock Haven is super friendly and if you are involved with campus activities you should have no problem meeting new faces! The professors are very understanding when you have to miss class because of competition and games. Class sizes are on the smaller sizes so it makes it very easy to build a good relationship with the professors. President Pigmatello is very involved with the campus and students!
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all of my classes had been moved online for the Fall 2020 semester. I feel like it much easier for me now because when we first switched to online classes in the middle of last semester, it was hard to make the switch with learning differently. I'm really thankful that the professors are very understanding with assignments and due dates because WIFI can be a struggle, especially living with other people who have classes online too.