Lock Haven University

800 reviews
  1. Lock Haven, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Lock Haven University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
850-1050
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,196/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,054/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,953/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,842/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,671/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • They do what they need to do to graduate
    50%
  • Hard work equals reward.
    34%
  • Students are true to themselves
    9%
  • Hardworking both at school and their jobs
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Small, but comfortable.
    83%
  • Home
    17%

After Lock Haven University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

800 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    285
  • Average
    377
  • Poor
    56
  • Terrible
    19
My overall experience at Lock Haven has been great! I first starting focusing on schooling when I first got here but now that I've been here for a bit now I've spread myself out more. I've gotten a job on campus as a student ambassador and i'm part of the Big Brother Big Sister Program here in Clinton County. This school is very unique because it has it's only little perfect features to it. The nature is a big one of those features, including the many walking trails. Not only that but being close to your professor helps only so many levels. Due to having that small amount of students its nice to truly know your professor and them know you as well! I would never pick to go anywhere else.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
Permit costs are much cheaper at Lock Haven University than at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and I am very thankful for that! I think the cost for a parking permit is extremely reasonable, and I hope it stays the same. I think $15 for a parking fine without a permit is also reasonable. Although, I got fined the first week of school because I didn't get my parking permit yet, which I though was ridiculous. They should not monitor that the first week of school and allow students to have a chance to get everything in order. I am a commuter, so it is out of the question whether or not I have to have a car on campus. Sometimes parking locations are far away from class, but for the most part, there are always available spots.
  • College Senior
  • Oct 24 2013
The trolley service that campus offers is wonderful! Multiple trolleys run through out each day, making it easy to get around an already comfortable sized campus. Also, if you feel like walking, there's never a terribly far walk anywhere. Town isn't even very far from campus! The trolley and of course, walking is free to students which is wonderful. There are also taxis available outside the cafeteria area very often which are only a small fee to get into the next town, Mill Hall, where there are some more shopping opportunities.
  • College Junior
  • Oct 1 2012