LHU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Lock Haven University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into LHU and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #105 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,689 out of 3,020 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Lock Haven University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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LHU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT80%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1180|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #90 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1180 and Above||Good||>93%|
|1080 to 1180||Avg +||89%-93%|
|980 to 1080||Avg -||83%-89%|
|880 to 980||Reach||74%-83%|
|Less than 880||Low||<74%|
LHU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT6%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19|
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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #88 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lock Haven University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>93%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||89%-93%|
|16 to 19||Avg -||83%-89%|
|13 to 16||Reach||74%-83%|
|Less than 13||Low||<74%|
Avg. High School GPA3.28
Typical High School GradesB
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 #51 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 89% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||24%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||19%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
65% of Lock Haven University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||9%|
|Top 25% of class||29%|
|Top 50% of class||65%|
|Bottom 50% of class||35%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||30%||29%|
What are the requirements for admission to Lock Haven University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.