Chances of getting into Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Lock Haven University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into LHU and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #125 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,415 out of 2,560 applicants were admitted making Lock Haven University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Lock Haven University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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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
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Lock Haven University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

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

Lock Haven University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #86 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lock Haven University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >96%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 94%-96%
920 to 1015 Avg - 90%-94%
825 to 920 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 825 Low <84%
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LHU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into LHU?

Admission data indicates that LHU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #55 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lock Haven University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lock Haven University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >96%
22 to 25 Avg + 94%-96%
19 to 22 Avg - 90%-94%
16 to 19 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 16 Low <84%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into Lock Haven University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lock Haven University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #64 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as LHU accepts 94% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Lock Haven University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,488 1,072 2,560
Accepted 1,400 1,015 2,415
Acceptance Rate 94% 95% 94%
Enrolled 391 303 694
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 30% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lock Haven University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lock Haven University Admission 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 IPEDS survey data for Lock Haven University.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

94% of those who apply are granted admission to LHU. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1110. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.