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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.

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

Lock Haven University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

LHU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,491/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,921/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.60 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,791Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
269
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • They do what they need to do to graduate
    51%
  • 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
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Small, but comfortable.
    85%
  • Home
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
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
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Lock Haven University Reviews

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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.
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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.