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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Lock Haven University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.8%
Admission Difficulty for Lock Haven University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into LHU and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #121 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,089 out of 2,203 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 72 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Lock Haven University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LHU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
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 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 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #62 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >97%
1025 to 1130 Avg + 95%-97%
920 to 1025 Avg - 92%-95%
815 to 920 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 815 Low <87%
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LHU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
5%
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Lock Haven University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #64 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lock Haven University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lock Haven University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >97%
19 to 22 Avg + 95%-97%
17 to 19 Avg - 93%-95%
15 to 17 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 15 Low <89%
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LHU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
Typical High School Grades
B

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 3.28 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 95% 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
3.75+ 17% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

65% 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 9%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 65%
Bottom 50% of class 35%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lock Haven University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,318 885 2,203
Accepted 1,246 843 2,089
Acceptance Rate 95% 95% 95%
Enrolled 359 239 598
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 28% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
131

Applicants have 131 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lock Haven University and what student information is used for 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 https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213613 IPEDS survey data for Lock Haven University.

FAQs

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?

95% of those who apply are granted admission to LHU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely 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 920 and 1130. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lock Haven University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.