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Colleges / Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

LHU Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to LHU, the fee for the application is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to LHU?

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to LHU?

LHU is amoderately difficult school to get into. LHU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, LHU accepted 93% of all applicants., around 2,246 of the 2,413 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like LHU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does LHU Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at LHU

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

LHU Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to LHU must submit the following items. Double check with LHU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into LHU?

Students admitted to LHU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At LHU 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 76%
3.75 and 3.99 21.74%
3.50 and 3.74 28.82%
3.25 and 3.49 12.86%
3.00 and 3.24 10.42%
2.50 and 2.9 9.53%
2.00 and 2.49 5.76%
LHU does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

LHU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 90% of LHU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for LHU?

To be competitive with other LHU applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At LHU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of LHU students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of LHU students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for LHU?

To be most competitive at LHU, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for LHU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for LHU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to LHU.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in LHU during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

LHU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to LHU?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to LHU.

Does LHU accept transfer credits?

LHU transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does LHU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

LHU does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to LHU?

LHU. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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LHU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

93%

How hard is it to get into LHU? LHU is a somewhat selective institution. The LHU acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

17 to 24

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 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into LHU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 24 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

930 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

460 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

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LHU GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.46

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At LHU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.46. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,163

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,452

Out-of-State

$22,452

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Application Deadline

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