Lock Haven, PA
Tuition (in-state)
$16,390 ($8,564)
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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 Sophomore

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

5 College Junior

Athletics: There are 3 different gyms on campus excellent

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The Rec center harbors athletes and no athletes

3 College Freshman

Athletics: i can't say much on the subject


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 60th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 850th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

regan gaenzle
Sinking Spring
Grad Year
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Compared to other colleges, sporting events at Lock Haven are nothing special. Not many students attend, so school spirit is nonexistent and could use a lot of improvement. There are two Division I teams: women’s field hockey and men’s wrestling. The NCAA Division II women’s softball team won national championships in 2006 and 2009, respectively, but the football team hasn’t won a game in years. On the other hand, club sports are very popular, and many students get involved with them, making T-shirts and showing up for the events. You will find more students talking about intramural games than the varsity ones. 

The well-maintained and clean Lock Haven facilities allow athletes and nonathletes alike to maximize their training and get the best possible results. The football field is located at the top of a hill and has a gorgeous view of Lock Haven. It’s a hike to get to the top, but when one reaches it, the view is picturesque. The gym at Lock Haven is very up-to-date and packed. There is a rock-climbing wall, a lifting room, a track, three basketball courts, racquetball, aerobics rooms, and a sauna. Overall, the gym facility is the place to be and to socialize.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
School Colors
Crimson and white
School Nickname
Bald eagle
Men Playing Varsity Sports
245 - 11%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
231 - 9%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 42
Basketball: 26
Baseball: 13
Cross Country/Track: 48
Other Sports: 137
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 45%
Basketball: 67%
Baseball: 100%
Cross Country/Track: 75%
Other Sports: 61%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Boxing
  • Rugby
  • Wrestling
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Charlotte E. Smith Field
  • Foundation Field
  • Hubert Jack Stadium
  • Lawrence Field
  • Rogers Gymnasium
  • Thomas Fieldhouse
  • Tomlinson Center
  • West Branch Cross Country Course
  • Zimmerli Gymnasium and Pool
Most Popular Sports
Women's field hockey, men's wrestling, women's volleyball, women's softball
Most Overlooked Teams
Basketball, football, swimming
School Spirit
When it comes to school spirit at Lock Haven, there isn't much. The only time students get into games is when it's Homecoming, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and when a team goes far in their league.
Getting Tickets
Tickets aren't a factor at Lock Haven. Every game is free to all.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Lock Haven University is known for its amazing views. Many students and sports teams take runs on the dyke. It borders the Susquehanna River and is 4.51 miles long.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 38 responses

  • 16% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 21% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 63% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 38 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 18% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 34% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 47% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 46% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 49% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.


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