About Lock Haven University

Founded in 1870, Lock Haven University. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,845 full time undergraduate students, and 375 full time graduate students.

The Lock Haven University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 204 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lock Haven University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate87%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range850-1040
ACT Range17-23

Admissions at LHU are considered Less Selective, with ,13% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

36% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 20% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lock Haven University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
64%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
63%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
32%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
37%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
64%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
63%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
32%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Lock Haven University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    48 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    40 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    53 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    57 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    58 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    57 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    57 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    58 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Lock Haven University?

24 Students rated Lock Haven University

Alexandria - 11/27/2021

I love it the professors are great. You can always reach them with anything. Lock Haven always keeps us students informed. The food is great as well a lot to pick from. Everyone that attends Lock haven are so friendly . I think everyone should go here.

Elisha - 07/13/2021

Worst staffing ever, all this school cares about is taking students money. No support what so ever.

Darah - 07/12/2021

Lock Haven University feels like home due to the small campus in the rural setting. It is a very friendly, supportive atmosphere with a culture for learning. The professors are top-notch and always very willing to support the students to meet their needs. The campus and surrounding area is beautiful. I would highly recommend Lock Haven University to any student who loves a small, supportive campus environment.

Jared

Small, friendly, and cold.

Lock Haven University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lock Haven University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lock Haven University is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior I think I would tell myself to work harder at looking for scholorships and grants as I didnt really do any college preparation until late in the year. I would also try to push myself to decide on a career sooner because for me this was also a issue. Finally when I had decided what i wanted to study everything seemed to go so fast. I would have liked to be able to examine my situation more, maybe planned out a course that could of helped me out a little more financially. Finally I would of told myself to cherish all the time spent with my friends and loved ones. Being away from them now makes me realize how many opportunities to spend time with them I had let slip through my fingers. In the case of a family member who was not just a cousin to me but a friend i will never have any of those opportunities again. I dont regret my life now but if I new then what i know now things might have been easier.

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How beautiful the area is and how great the professors are.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Lock Haven University is you feel kind of cooped in if you don't have a car.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The availibility of places for studying and socializing. There are plenty of places and buildings for students to go between classes. The recreation center (Gym), library, PUB (Student building) and the dining hall all provide great spaces for students to study, work out, relax or hang out with their friends.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Lock Haven is a decent, affordable school, in a fairly quiet town, with nice people who happen to party a lot.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very diverse, there are all ethnicities and students from all backgrounds, ranging from quiet and reserved people to outspoken and opinionated.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had become active in sports so I could have acheived a level where I could be good enough to participate here. As it stands now, I would like to participate and meet people through sports and would like to acheive a good fitness level by doing so, but cannot.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Extremely conservitive people that are not looking to have a good time while learning.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about the school I attend is the bills that I will have once I graduate. My parents were unable to help me pay for school, so this has caused me to pile up a bunch of loans that I will have to repay once I graduate. Other than that, I believe Lock Haven University is a great school to attend. They offer small classrooms, which means more attention for each student. Professors are very friendly and always willing to go out of there way to help their students in need.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Lock Haven University has a Global Honors Program (which I have been accepted into) that has the mission of providing students with special opportunities to develop their scholarship and leadership skills and provide them with international experiences. There are small, discussion-based classes that encourage participation and hands-on activities. The program puts on special events especially for freshmen to help them acclimate to college life and meet new people. There are many other perks including scholarship money and priority scheduling. LHU is unique in that its honors program has a global focus to teach students to become global citizens.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    anyone who likes the area and is impressed with the university. One who is willing to give Lock Haven a try and see what it is worth.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Lock Haven University is probably best known for having the ability to form good student teacher relationships. The class sizes are fairly small, which makes it easier to communicate with the professors. This makes it easier to follow along and understand the material, as most people feel more at ease in smaller groups. Also, the professors try to be available as possible. If for some reason you are not able to meet with them during the scheduled office hours, they work with you in order to make sure you get in to meet with them at another time.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Everyone knows that school is boring, but I love it when my professors make it interesting and filled with knowledge. The teachers are very concerned about not just your classes but you and your life. Teachers and faculty want to see you succeed in your college career. I once had a teacher cancel class because the weather was bad, she came in on a Saturday to teach us the material that we missed the day class got cancelled. My teachers know me personally, and know about my life. I have always struggled in school, so I need more homework help then most of my classmates, and my teachers will be right by my side helping me with homework. The faculty works to your schedule and are very knowledgeable of the subjects they teach.

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  15. What are your classes like?

    Classes are very focused on the overall class subject, in depth and detailed learning structures.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It has a smaller campus of about 4600 people, and that is the kind of college I was looking toward. The campus is absolutely beautiful, and is placed in a somewhat rural setting. The staff are very dedicated to your success, and help you in every way possible.

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  17. When you step off campus what do you see?

    A small little town, in a country setting in a mountainous area of Pennsylvania

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I don't really see a stereotype on campus, we have A LOT of athletes, but I am not really sure what stereotype Lock Haven has been given, so I don't know if its accurate.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

3,845

Total Undergrad Enrollment

375

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

140

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
83%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending Lock Haven University receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 84% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,321

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,650

Books and Supplies

$9,588

Room and Board

30,559

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,943
$30 - $48K
$14,677
$48 - $75K
$18,376
$75 - $110K
$21,267
$110K & UP
$21,827

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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