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LHU Admission Requirements

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Lock Haven University


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into LHU are to have around a 3.41 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at LHU is 3.41 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #69 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Lock Haven University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.1% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.5% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.5% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 8.7% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 15.2% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.9% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.1% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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LHU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Lock Haven University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Lock Haven University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 600
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at LHU is 1090 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1190. Students who get into Lock Haven University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  LHU ranks #85 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1090 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. LHU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 870, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1090 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1085, you have around a 0% chance of being admitted. A 1190 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 0% chance of getting in.

Lock Haven University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >0%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 0%-0%
980 to 1085 Avg - 0%-0%
875 to 980 Reach 0%-0%
Less than 875 Low <0%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

High School Class Rank

66% of Lock Haven University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 33% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lock Haven University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


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
High School GPA
High School Class Rank
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Demonstration of Competencies

Credits Accepted

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

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