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Academics

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: professors are great and always willing to help. Meetings with academic advisers are scheduled prior to each semester to aid students in choosing the best possible classes to meet their requirements

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

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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 www.ratemyprofessors.com. 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
21:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
221
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
17
Total FT Faculty
221
Faculty with Terminal Degree
75%
Average Faculty Salary
$79,806
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Part-Time Retention Rate
40%
Graduation Rate
47%
Programs/Majors Offered
47
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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 56 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 often do you:    Based on 32 responses

Never
Always
  • 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 32 responses

  • 6% This was my dream school.
  • 69% This was one of my top choices.
  • 25% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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