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Reviews 648 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The experience at this school is good. It has it's up's and down's but for the most part it's good. The school is in a rural area and for people who are not use to stores closing down at five, it can be a bit overwhelming. My favorite experience was hanging out with my friends one night we didn't go out we just sat on the steps and talk. What make my school unique is that they are very excepting of all kinds of students. If I could do it all over again I probably wouldn't choose my school again because I really don't like it, it's not a bad school and I really like it their it's just I will look at more school and go to visit more schools to find out which school fits me best.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some of my favorite experiences of attending Lock Haven University are the volunteer opportunities, student activities, and the friendships that have been built. Many students that attend become instant friends. It is rare to go to a place where student bonding is so quickly built. I loved volunteering to help out with Relay for Life and be part of a missions team to help those in storm stricken housing. I would choose this school again because I have had great people to work with in the offices, the professors, and other students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Small class size and very helpful proffesors

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They do tend to enforce rules on campus. I generally feel pretty safe.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I filled out my fafsa and I applied for a few scholorships through my school. I was eligable for a few grants and loans as well as winning two scholorships from my school district, through which I was able to pay for school.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options. A lot of the resteraunts in town are chain resteraunts, but there are a few places that are not which is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options for where and what to eat. The only downfall is that upper benttly does generally serve a lot of the same types of foods all the time and it is not always the freshest.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've lived in a double room in woolridge hall. Everyone was nice and accomodating. The only things i didn't like was that we could hear people talking through the walls/doors when if they were loud enough,sometimes the washer or dryer would break down and their were only two community computers for the whole floor to use when we needed to print something out or use them.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I enjoy lower Bentley better because I find the food better than upper most of the time. Although lower has the same thing everyday and requires you to use flex I still prefer it over upper. Upper is good once in a while. I always buy the mozzarella sticks from Bentley market because they are so good. Lower is more unhealthy because its a lot of greasy food compared to upper but there are healthy choices.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Fairview was great to live in. It was close and convenient to all the classes besides east campus. But all the dorms are far from east campus. I enjoyed having my own private bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen area, and living room space in my dorm in Fairview. A lot of people in the building were very friendly. It is a bit expensive but it was worth it because it is as of now the only building with all those amenities and Wi-Fi throughout the whole dorm.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process went fine, however did not receive a scholarship so could not rate this process.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not sure where, but have seen that it impacts the students in a negative way. 2 students on my floor are on academic probation, with GPA's of .4 and .9. This is a terrible representative of the parties scene on campus.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The menus has very little variety to the choices. Not always fresh. Could use fresh salad and veggie options. The milk even there has a funny taste. I use my flex dollars in other areas to purchase snack items etc.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a suite at my college. The dorm rooms provide a double bedroom with a shared bathroom for 2 students. The size of the dorm is adequate for 2 students with desk area and bed. The down side of the dorm is the internet connection is extremely poor. You are kicked off the internet frequently, even when taking an online test. Additionally, the cost and convenience is pretty average to other college suites.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have always had a fine experience with the health center.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a few scholarships that I applied to.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I enjoy the party scene. It's fun and casual and often a good time.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't participate in varsity sports but the rec center is awesome and I enjoy rock climbing and taking yoga class there.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is fine but older. There's nothing particularly wrong with the housing but it could use a renovation.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Lock Haven is a small town. There isn't much to do but that doesn't mean you will be bored. I make sure to stay busy and the campus offers trips and activities everyday. I also am an outdoorsy person and there is plenty of state parks and hiking trails around. The town is definitely suffocatingly small sometimes and it can be very frustrating, because I am used to a bigger city.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus yet, so I don't have much to say on this topic.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus if fairly safe. Most people are friendly.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It is a small town but there is some charm to it. It's also a pretty place to be if you like nature. There are state parks you can camp at and enjoy the mountain scenery.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a little old but they are still nice.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I picked this school because they are able to get good internships for my major.

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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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