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Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Overview

Student Population
3,418
Lock Haven University overview
Location Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Online lhup.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Lock Haven University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Lock Haven University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,560 prospective students applied, and 2,415 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 694 enrolled in the school.  3,020 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 398 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $3,162. LHU is ranked 1059 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Easy
Lock Haven University overview
SAT 920/1110
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.28
Applications Accepted
94.3% 
Lock Haven University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition
$7,716
In State Costs for Lock Haven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,750
Other Fees$3,162
Room and Board $9,900
Budget for Other Expenses$4,365
Total One Year Cost$26,893
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,290
Out of State Costs for Lock Haven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,750
Other Fees$3,162
Room and Board $9,900
Budget for Other Expenses$4,365
Total One Year Cost$36,467

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Outcomes

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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Other Colleges to Consider

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Subject Percent of Class
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Penn State Schuylkill

Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Indiana, Pennsylvania

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

F
Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

B
University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

C
California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

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CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, New York

Reviews

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If you are a student, former student, faculty member or parent, please help guide other prospective students by sharing your personal experiences with this school. What is it really like to go to Lock Haven University?

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Feb 3, 2019
A****** from Lock Haven, Pa
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Lock Haven is a great school for academics, the professors are great and most classes really to teach you a lot. The campus is beautiful and on campus housing is great, but very expensive. There is NOTHING to do in Lock Haven, and the population is so low that is makes it harder to make/maintain friends. There's always a lot of drama and gossip because its such a small school and you're constantly seeing/hearing of the same people. Its a lot like High School. My advice would be to get involved as soon as you come here, and to be creative with ways to get out and have fun. Don't count on parties- they suck.

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Dec 19, 2017
C******k from Dunmore
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Lock Haven in an amazing school. I am going to start attending school in the fall. I am very excited to be going there and I am very excited to get to be apart of the Haven.

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Nov 13, 2017
A******* from Stroudsburg, PA
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I transferred from Lock Haven to a different state university after completing my freshman year. I found this town to be horribly miserable and the campus to be clique based (in terms of the social atmosphere). Also, now that I attend a different university, I see how their academics are lacking (at least for my major, Secondary English Education). Many of my professors at LHU were disorganized and rude. Do your research and make sure you visit multiple times before deciding. Don't fall into the bullsh*t gimmicky nonsense they spew at you during orientation and stuff. Choose your university based on academics and a positive environment. Personally, I got nothing but misery attending this LHU.

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Jan 9, 2017
J****** from Williamsport
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Choose a major, and research the schools you think you might want to attend. Schools specialize without specializing. Some have better programs than others. Lock Haven for Sports Medicine, Kutztown for Art, Bloomsburg for Business, etc. LHU has a very good Education department and one of the best Foreign Exchange programs in the country. If you want to travel abroad, this is your place. This is a safe place, but the town is small. If you want a party school, look elsewhere. I have two degrees, from two different eras and I can tell you the professors are top notch and available to help.

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Dec 31, 2016
B******l from Pittsburgh, PA
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Before attending this university please research their drop out rate and graduation rate. It is very low. Staff and professors are not available to help the students to succeed (unlike what you will be told when you attend tours and orientations). The reality does not match-up with the hype. Be cautious. Once you choose an unsupportive university such as this, you are stuck with your choice. Your poor choice of school may have a serious negative effect on the life of the student and the student's family.

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