Lock Haven University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Lock Haven, PA
Website
www.lhup.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
4,638
Part-Time Undergrads
331
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$8,899
Out-of-State Tuition
$17,023
Room & Board
$8,200
Acceptance Rate
88 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Average SAT Scores
1250–1530
Average ACT Scores
17–23

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Beautiful campus
  • Clubs
  • Diversity
  • Professors

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Budget cuts
  • The hills
  • Parking is limited.
  • The atmosphere can feel too small at times.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Lock Haven Student Reviews

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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.

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