Lock Haven University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Lock Haven University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 88%, Lock Haven University is a largely accessible school. Students with decent grades and test scores are likely to be accepted. Interested students should check out the school's website for complete admissions information and instructions. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Lock Haven University Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Lock Haven University Description:

Located along the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a public, four-year university in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. LHU's 5,300 students are supported by a student / faculty ratio of 21 to 1, and an average class size of 30. The university offers 49 major and certificate programs across a wide range of areas in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. High achieving students should check out the Honors Program. Students stay involved outside of the classroom, for LHU is home to more than 150 student clubs and organizations including a Cricket Club, an Airsoft Club, and a Quidditch Team. LHU also has intramural and club sports including men’s and women’s boxing and rugby, and women’s wrestling. LHU competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and has 18 NCAA teams. The university's women’s field hockey and men’s wrestling teams are Division I, while most teams such as cross country, lacrosse, and swimming compete at the NCAA Division II level.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,220 (3,845 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,229 (in-state); $19,321 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,650 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,588
  • Other Expenses: $4,120
  • Total Cost: $25,587 (in-state); $34,679 (out-of-state)

Lock Haven University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 60%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,041
    • Loans: $8,357

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Heath and Physical Education, Healthcare Professions, Psychology, Recreation Management, Sport Administration

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, Track and Field, Basketball, Football, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Field Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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