Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

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401 N. Fairview Street

Lock Haven, PA 17745

Phone: (570) 893-2011
2013-2014 Tuition
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Regional Universities (North)

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Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,969, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 175 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,898 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,832 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Lock Haven University, one of 14 public higher education institutions that are members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a school with a student population of 5,000 on its main and Clearfield Branch campuses. The school is located on the banks of the Susquehanna River and along the Bald Eagle Mountains in central Pennsylvania. LHU is the first public university to require laptop computers for all incoming freshman and transfer students through its STEP Initiative - which helps to prepare students for a technology-dependent workforce. The university offers students a strong liberal arts education. With over 45 degree and certification opportunities, LHU offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. LHU is respected throughout the Commonwealth for its commitment to international learning and friendship through the LHU International Study Institute, a study abroad and exchange program. There are a variety of clubs, organizations, and intramural sports in which to participate in, along with 14 NCAA Division II and two Division I athletic teams. To learn more about the University and its programs, visit us online at www.lhup.edu.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1870
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $9,500,207


When applying to Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is 21:1, and the school has 26.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania include: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 27%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 10%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 9%
Business Administration and Management, General 8%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 7%

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Student Life

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,969, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,328
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 72.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,622.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,898 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,832 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,352 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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