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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 Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into LHU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at LHU is 95%.  It ranks #98 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, 1,991 out of 2,096 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent (SAT 980/1190 ACT 0/0). Lock Haven University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Lock Haven University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.41 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1090 on the SAT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Students who get into Lock Haven University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 980-1190. The school consistently admits 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. LHU ranks #50 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lock Haven University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >97%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 95%-97%
980 to 1085 Avg - 91%-95%
875 to 980 Reach 84%-91%
Less than 875 Low <84%
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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 2021 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. 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 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #68 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as LHU accepts 95% of all applicants.

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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

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

66% 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 13%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 66%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Lock Haven University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,254 842 2,096
Accepted 1,209 782 1,991
Acceptance Rate 96% 93% 95%
Enrolled 302 222 524
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were 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
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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?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to LHU.

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 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 980 and 1190. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.