Tuition (in-state)
$17,023 ($8,899)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 610 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Have loved most of my classes and most of my professors. They are very accommodating! Best thing about the school!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I feel I will easily find a job due to the reputation of Lock Haven for putting out quality teachers.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't get involved but they seem active in promoting charity.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: don't eat here much because of price and lack of variety

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I can't speak for many of these categories because I am a commuter.

4 College Senior

Academics: one on one with professors, they want you to succeed.

5 College Senior

Academics: easy to register. workload is what you make it dependent on how you manage your time. professors are awesome.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: small town without many modern amenities.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I don't play or attend.

4 College Senior

Facilities: We have alot to offer, they just aren't as "modern" as one might like. The new Science and Technology building is top notch however and hopefully restorations will take place across campus.

5 College Senior

Majors: Easy to get into my program if you are ambitious and hard working. If you are not, then it is difficult because you must complete many background checks, take PAPA and Praxis tests and have a 3.0. This is not a problem for me.

5 College Senior

Majors: I love the professors. We put out great educators who are ready to enter the field of education when they graduate.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I eat at home because there really isn't anything worth leaving campus for. Campus dining for commuters is limited and expensive for what it is and seems to be very repetitive.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live 1/2 hour from campus, but there seems to be a good selection near campus and walking is as close as commuter lots.

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).


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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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