Lock Haven, PA
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$16,390 ($8,564)
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Reviews 596 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't understand why the cops aren't riding around at night. They need to be since crime has increased over the past year on-campus.

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4 College Senior

Facilities: All of the student facilities are in great condition and are modern. I do wish there were more areas around campus that were specified for "24 hour quiet." Only the top floor of the library is designated for quiet all the time.

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: There are about 4 or 5 bars, which is a lot for such a small town. The only thing is that the bars usually only have one ethnicity in them, which isn't very fun, and about half of the bars only play country music, which I'm not a fan of. If you go out with a good group of friends and pick the right bar, it can be a really fun night.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most of the students are nice with each other and get along, but of course you're going to meet the few students that are stuck up and aren't very kind. My school is in central PA, so a lot of the students are "country," which means they like to fish, hunt, and wear camo. That isn't me at all, so it is a bit awkward, but there are a nice mix of other types of people.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors are awesome and the class sizes are small, which is perfect for me.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm going to be a senior, so I don't currently know how the network is with the alumni. The career center is absolutely worthless, and students are better off just looking for stuff on their own or talking with their academic adviser.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: There are scholarships for specific groups of students, like minority students, female students, and science majors.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus, so I can't speak personally. I just know that some houses are near campus and some are Downtown (far from campus).

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The walls are so thin that I can hear the people in the next room snoring.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Most of them are pretty cliquey, which turns a lot of students away.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Overall, it isn't bad. There just isn't a lot of places or variety, especially for a vegetarian.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The majority of the student population is white, but there are a good amount of other nationalities, including the international students.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many selections available for off campus housing. There are townhouse, apartments, houses, etc. open for students to rent. The sizes of all of these living options vary and there is a decent amount of each size. Cost also varies, mostly depending on the size and the quality. It's great to live off campus and experience your own freedom.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Sporting events on campus are awesome. More than half of the students show up to any kind of sporting event and everyone shows a great amount of school spirit. It's very easy to get involved at the games and a lot of the students do. The gymnasium and football field are extremely nice and our students are proud of them and keep them clean.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: You can sign up for alerts either via text or email that let you know whenever anything is going on around campus (crime, weather, etc.) and I feel that those are a great tool. Those allow students to get a heads up of what's happening and how it's being taken care of. I see quite a few campus patrol cars every now and then and that's reassuring. I feel pretty safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of options for off-campus dining. Very convenient and most are in walking distance from campus. The cost varies between restaurants but most is very affordable. Ice Shack and OIP are the best!

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus. I have only ever commuted to college each day.

Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I commuted to school each day, so I have never needed off-campus housing.

Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I have never participated in the party scene, therefore I have no experience.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus living is good for some one who wants more freedom.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: varsity and intramural sports are very popular and the campus show that.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If you are the outdoors type it's the place to be.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The fraternity I want to join is kappa alpha psi. Which aren't on campus yet.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I didn't come to lock haven, I wouldn't have been 12th in nation as a freshman javelin thrower.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Very small town you have to make the best of it


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Making friends that last a lifetime is just an added bonus to a student's "Haven" experience. However, the school is not for everyone. At times, the University can feel too small, almost like a high school. And if you don't like cold and moody weather, you may want to consider going somewhere else. On the other hand, Lock Haven is in a gorgeous region of Pennsylvania, and the drive alone is worth the trip.

If you're looking for a school that's highly spirited when it comes to sports, you may want to drive down the road to Penn State. School spirit at Lock Haven is nonexistent, with more students turning out for the intramural and club sports than the varsity ones. The lack of spirit doesn't transcend to academics, though. The intimate classroom sizes are conducive for great one-on-one relationships with professors, igniting spirited discussion. Professors can be tough graders, but it's not high school—nothing comes easy anymore. Overall, if college is a battlefield, then Lock Haven prepares you for the war of the workforce.

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