#22 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

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Lock Haven University overview
Location Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Online lhup.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Lock Haven University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Lock Haven University, founded in 1870, is a public institution situated along the Susquehanna River in the small city of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, within proximity to the larger city of State College. The campus blends traditional and contemporary architectural styles and encompasses a setting that offers both picturesque natural landscapes and an adjacent historic downtown. Lock Haven University is known for providing residential facilities that cater to a significant portion of its student body, offering a traditional on-campus living experience. Academically, the university maintains a moderately selective admissions process and has developed a reputation for its health and physical education programs, along with majors in the fields of business, education, and liberal arts. While athletics are not the chief focus, Lock Haven University competes in NCAA Division II athletics as the Bald Eagles, with a history of achievements in wrestling and track and field.

  2,427 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 493 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $3,162. LHU is ranked 1035 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Lock Haven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,830
Other Fees$3,162
Room and Board $10,350
Budget for Other Expenses$4,564
Total One Year Cost$27,622

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Lock Haven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,830
Other Fees$3,162
Room and Board $10,350
Budget for Other Expenses$4,564
Total One Year Cost$37,196

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$42,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lock Haven University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 19%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 18%
Business 15%
Education 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213613 IPEDS survey data for Lock Haven University.

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