806 reviews
  1. Lock Haven, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Lock Haven University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Scores Range
850-1050
ACT Scores Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Lock Haven University

Cost

Net Price
$14,196/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,054/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,953/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,842/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,671/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • They do what they need to do to graduate
    50%
  • Hard work equals reward.
    34%
  • Students are true to themselves
    9%
  • Hardworking both at school and their jobs
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Small, but comfortable.
    83%
  • Home
    17%

After Lock Haven University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Lock Haven University Reviews

806 reviews
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My overall experience at Lock Haven has been great! I first starting focusing on schooling when I first got here but now that I've been here for a bit now I've spread myself out more. I've gotten a job on campus as a student ambassador and i'm part of the Big Brother Big Sister Program here in Clinton County. This school is very unique because it has it's only little perfect features to it. The nature is a big one of those features, including the many walking trails. Not only that but being close to your professor helps only so many levels. Due to having that small amount of students its nice to truly know your professor and them know you as well! I would never pick to go anywhere else.
The scenery is second-to-none. The big university style is felt in some classes, it is definatly important to get to know the professors, that is something with which I struggled and it made it harder to succeed. It is great how they try to implement major courses in a schedule right away, and the advisors help first semester freshman get involved. It is certainly a community feel around campus and in the town. It isn't really a rowdy atmosphere, it is very calm and a very good place for studying. I noticed many people have athletic-like majors, and their sports teams aren't great, but the atmosphere is improving. Overall, it is a home away from home, pretty quiet, but really focused on academics, be sure to not fall behind early. The professors are really knowledgeable, have good relations with the surrounding environment, and display good preparation for jobs.
My experience at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania has been a wonderful one thus far. As a member of the University Marching Band, Concert Band, Community Orchestra, and having joined the National Honorary Band Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, as well as taking full course loads each semester that I've been here, alongside of working part time, I have still managed to enjoy and love every moment that I've had here. This university has helped me grow as a person, student, and musician, while helping me to never lose sight of the goal of graduation.