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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Lock Haven University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Lock Haven University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into LHU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at LHU is 93%.  It ranks #100 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Lock Haven University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,246 out of 2,413 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 73 percent (SAT 930/1130 ACT 0/0). Lock Haven University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.46. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The LHU application fee is $25 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Lock Haven University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

LHU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Lock Haven University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Lock Haven University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lock Haven University?

Lock Haven University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. LHU ranks #56 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lock Haven University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1130 and Above Good >96%
1030 to 1130 Avg + 93%-96%
930 to 1030 Avg - 87%-93%
830 to 930 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 830 Low <79%
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LHU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Lock Haven University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into LHU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lock Haven University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #51 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as LHU accepts 93% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lock Haven University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.74% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 28.82% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.86% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.42% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.53% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.76% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.67% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

68% of Lock Haven University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lock Haven University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 34%
Top 50% of class 68%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Lock Haven University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,462 951 2,413
Accepted 1,365 881 2,246
Acceptance Rate 93% 93% 93%
Enrolled 368 249 617
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 28% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 27 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lock Haven University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lock Haven University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lock Haven University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lock Haven University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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


Does Lock Haven University prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to LHU. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lock Haven University?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to LHU. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lock Haven University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1130. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.