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Reviews 660 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

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.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are some good parties if you know people.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are strict on things like underage drinking, drinking in the dorms, drugs, and parking.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places off campus that aren't too costly and there is a variety.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life at LHU is okay. Greeks do different fundraisers and community service events of different sorts, but I feel like they could be a little more involved. Some Greeks are viewed as arrogant by non-Greeks, some are viewed as the same as other students are. There are no kinds of Greek housing available.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus has its pros and cons. The dorms are really outdated and need to be remodeled. The suites are really overpriced for what they are and everything breaks in there. Smith hall, Woolridge, and McEntire are the nicest of the traditional dorms. The dorms do not have wireless internet besides for certain parts of Smith hall which is annoying. The internet is not the most reliable. Living in the dorms can be fun at times, I've made some close friends from my hallway. There are always different people to hang out with. The cost is a little overpriced for what you are getting though. I like living on campus since it is closer to the classrooms than many off campus houses and apartments are. The housing process is a little complicated but it's not the worst.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus for the most part is pretty safe. I feel comfortable walking across campus by myself during the daytime and the nighttime. I do feel like sexual assault is a problem on this campus and more support services need to be more readily available.

3 College Senior

Administration: I would say that LHU is not super strict, but not super lenient either. The school is very strict about drinking in the dorms and the RAs are very strict about it. Campus police crack down on underage drinking a lot. Campus police give out tickets and fines for every little thing, especially if you park in the wrong place.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics at LHU are okay. Students are not overly involved in supporting athletics. Women's sports tend to perform better than men's sports here. I would say school spirit is in the middle of the road. The athletic facilities are not bad, but could use a little improvement.

4 College Senior

Majors: I like my major a lot. I am a sociology major and I really enjoy the classes. The sociology major is not very big here, so there are not many professors or classes offered. There are only 3 sociology professors and I really like 2 of the 3 professors. I wish more classes were offered for my major because I feel like I do not have many options to choose from. I love the subject of sociology and most of the classes for the sociology major that I have taken so far. Most of the professors are really intelligent and entertaining. They are willing to help you in various ways. The workload is not too heavy or hard in the sociology major here. I do not study very much and I have over a 3.0 in my major. I take great interest in the subject of sociology so I do not study much. The classes cover a wide variety of subjects. Students in the sociology major have done internships in various fields but I feel like the school does not help much with internships. My advisor was very helpful though.

2 College Senior

Local Area: The town is very boring and does not offer many things to do. The locals are rude and racist. The area is safe at least, however you are in the middle of nowhere. There are some things to do outside such as hiking, fishing, etc. There is not much cultural diversity in this area at all. It is 30-45 minutes to the nearest malls.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid office workers are very rude. The financial aid office constantly makes mistakes on bills. I do not receive a refund check, however many of my friends who do receive a refund check never get the check on a timely basis.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I highly enjoy living in my residence hall. The only problem that I seem to have with the building is that the fire alarm system is faulty.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on campus, but am looking into off campus housing for the future. It has been somewhat difficult to find a place that is both suitable and affordable.

College Freshman

Administration: I have not been in contact with my administration much. However, I do know that academic dishonesty is very strictly monitored on 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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