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4 College Senior

Academics: one on one with professors, they want you to succeed.

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5 College Senior

Academics: easy to register. workload is what you make it dependent on how you manage your time. professors are awesome.

5 College Junior

Academics: Finding a job on or off campus is fairly easy. There are clubs/ groups for almost every major. Academics is very important

4 College Junior

Academics: A lot of work will be given this is not highschool

3 College Freshman

Academics: Depending on if you go to Main Campus Lock Haven or Clearfield campus depends on how well the academics are. At Clearfield they are pretty good but Clearfield campus academics are centered around the nursing program and the criminal justice program. Main campus is centered around all the other majors they have. The professors at Clearfield are very nice and very helpful. Does help that it is a small campus so they can offer more help and your not just a number to them. Depending on what your going for depends on your work load. I know for the nursing program the workload is huge and very time consuming. The nursing program is also the most popular it seems as well.


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Students have easy access to Lock Haven’s academic resources. Students are placed with a professional, trained staff member to help them with everything from personal counseling to class scheduling. If any student needs extra assistance with math or writing, he or she can go to the LHU Math Center or LHU Writing Center for personal help. Majors and specializations are offered, like education, business administration, two-dimensional art, and actuarial science or biomathematics. Students have the choice of pursuing one discipline major, a double major, or a major and a minor.

When it comes to associate degrees, Lock Haven offers six programs. These programs range from business administration to criminal justice to health sciences. There are more than 250 professors working at Lock Haven. There are reviews for each professor on Also, nearly 75 percent of the professors have earned a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of expertise. Classes average around 25 students, which means students have a better relationship with their professor.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 27%
  • 20 to 49 students: 65%
  • 50 or more students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration: 4%
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Wellness
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
For online courses at Lock Haven, a student must first complete a Desire2Learn account. This site is used by some professors for online tests, quizzes, and other assignments. Summer and winter online classes are all located on this site, as well.
Best Places to Study
Avenue 209 coffeehouse
Tips to Succeed
  • Balance school and free time or you'll fall behind.
  • Be prepared for winter.
  • If you live in one of the residence halls on the hill, be very careful when walking up to your dorm in the wintertime. It's very slippery!
  • Join clubs and other activities; they will make the experience more enjoyable.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 27 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 5 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% This was my dream school.
  • 40% This was one of my top choices.
  • 20% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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