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Colleges / Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven, PA 4-Year Public

About LHU

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Lock Haven, PA

Founded in 1870, the institution currently enrolls around 3,163 students a year, including 2,727 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $10,173,007. The school spends $10,056 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About LHU

Acceptance rate: 93%

Average GPA: 3.46

Mean ACT score: 21

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

LHU Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to LHU is moderately difficult. Around 93 percent of all applicants to LHU are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.46 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is LHU a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 862 students who started at LHU as first-time freshman, 327 graduate within four years.

Around 54 percent of students who started at LHU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,490 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does LHU sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is LHU a good school for YOU?

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College Info

401 North Fairview Street Lock Haven, PA 17745-2390

Campus Setting: Rural

LHU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LHU is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LHU is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

LHU ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to LHU is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into LHU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

LHU SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

460 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

LHU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,887

In State

$29,461

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,716
$17,290
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$10,368
$10,368
Books
$1,803
$1,803

Student Life

Wondering what life at LHU is like? There are approximately 3,158 students enrolled at LHU, including 2,748 undergraduate students and 410 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from PA and 5% percent of students are from other states.

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,158

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,716

Out-of-State

$17,290

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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