C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
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

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT 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
$14,394/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,612/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,969/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,475/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,894Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
11%
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
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
48%
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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I love how all of my professors are very helpful. They actually take out the time to motivate their students to succeed. The classrooms are also small which is a great relief. The food is also great too. The food area has a chic-fil-a inside. The campus has a swimming pool, multilpe gyms, a trail by the lake, pottery and many awesome clubs for people to feel comfortable in. The school offer amazing study-abroad programs for students. You are able to travel to many different countries. The school is such a great opportunity that also allows a student to gain their sense of independence. I believe I made a great choice for myself when I chosed Lock Haven University as my college.
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I absolutely love this school! The professors that I have had are great. They truly care about you and want you to succeed. I have had trouble picking a major and they are extremely helpful with helping me decide and talk about the future. Professors have taken time out of their day to discuss different majors with me and the classes that come with that major. They have told me the different classes i would take to help catch up. The classroom size is great. Every so often you get your classroom with about 60-70 people, but a majority of them are small with is wonderful. With a small classroom you are able to connect with the person and they really get to know you by your name. You aren't just another number. The campus is great and the people are great. It is a very friendly atmosphere and I feel right at home.!!!! I love Lock Haven and I am very pleased with my decision !!!
Lock Haven is a small community where most of the student population are familiar with one another, and the professors get to know their students well. The professors not only aim to relay information to students in class, but to get to know them personally, and help them succeed, inside and outside of the classroom.
Recently, there has been a lot of budget cuts and financial issues within the state, that has led to a few hiccups in the academic life at Lock Haven, which has been one of the few downsides to attending this university, however, we have continued to press on.