Academics

Location
Lock Haven, PA
Undergrads
4,638
Tuition (in-state)
$16,390 ($8,564)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: we have a psychology center for students in the major where you can get tutoring and stuff. we also have a psychology club.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors for Early Childhood Education are very good. They are there for you to ask questions, they are knowledgeable and the keep up with the times. The workload is hard but doable if you keep up with it and attend classes. Registration is easy if you stay in contact with your advisor

4 College Junior

Academics: It is challenging but it is suppose to be. My major is health and science and they have a great program here.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: They give you a wonderful opportunity to get everything you need to know. The Professors are very helpful and care for their students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are plenty of tutors available. The Professors are always there for you when you need them. The work load is manageable if you set your time management up right.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 108th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 281st
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 398th
    Best Course Variety
  • 403rd
    Best Registration Process
  • 443rd
    Most Manageable Workloads

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

regan gaenzle
Hometown
Sinking Spring
Major
Communications
Grad Year
2014
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Students have easy access to Lock Haven’s academic resources. Students are placed with a professional, trained staff member to help them with everything from personal counseling to class scheduling. If any student needs extra assistance with math or writing, he or she can go to the LHU Math Center or LHU Writing Center for personal help. Majors and specializations are offered, like education, business administration, two-dimensional art, and actuarial science or biomathematics. Students have the choice of pursuing one discipline major, a double major, or a major and a minor.

When it comes to associate degrees, Lock Haven offers six programs. These programs range from business administration to criminal justice to health sciences. There are more than 250 professors working at Lock Haven. There are reviews for each professor on www.ratemyprofessors.com. Also, nearly 75 percent of the professors have earned a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of expertise. Classes average around 25 students, which means students have a better relationship with their professor.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
221
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
17
Total FT Faculty
221
Faculty with Terminal Degree
75%
Average Faculty Salary
$79,806
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Part-Time Retention Rate
40%
Graduation Rate
47%
Programs/Majors Offered
47
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 27%
  • 20 to 49 students: 65%
  • 50 or more students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration: 4%
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Wellness
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
For online courses at Lock Haven, a student must first complete a Desire2Learn account. This site is used by some professors for online tests, quizzes, and other assignments. Summer and winter online classes are all located on this site, as well.
Best Places to Study
Avenue 209 coffeehouse
Tips to Succeed
  • Balance school and free time or you'll fall behind.
  • Be prepared for winter.
  • If you live in one of the residence halls on the hill, be very careful when walking up to your dorm in the wintertime. It's very slippery!
  • Join clubs and other activities; they will make the experience more enjoyable.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 27 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 30 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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