LHU Fast Facts


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LHU Fast Facts


  • Lock Haven University is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, a few minutes off I-80 (exit 178).
  • The historic town of Lock Haven boasts a vital downtown with tree-lined streets and beautiful Victorian homes in a safe and quiet environment.
  • Lock Haven is less than an hour from State College and Williamsport and four hours from New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Pittsburgh.
  • Our Clearfield campus (an hour to the west) serves traditional and non- traditional students.


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Student Population 3,425
Freshman Class 692
Residency 6% students from states other than PA
Average Class Size 23:1
Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1
Average GPA 3.31/4.0 with academic/college preparatory classes
Average SAT 1,020 (critical reading and math scores only)
Average ACT 22 (composite score)
Average Class Rank 50% of students are in upper 2/5 of class
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,807 on the main campus, with 260 in Clearfield.
  • Graduate enrollment: 358
  • 41% male, 59% female.
  • 6% of undergraduates from outside Pennsylvania, including 21 states and 17 other countries.
  • Diversity: 8% African American, 4% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% International, 84% Caucasian.


  • 49 majors and certifications with 47 minors.
  • Most popular majors include: education, sport, and recreation management, health sciences, criminal justice, business, psychology, social work, communication media, and biology.
  • Master's Programs in education, counseling, sports studies, actuarial science, athletic training, physician assistant, and health sciences.
  • Degrees awarded (2016-17): 749 bachelor's, 64 associate's, 161 master's degrees.
  • Honors Program available for qualified students.
  • Growing number of graduate programs and courses via distance education.
  • All students complete an internship or other "real world" experience that connects learning to life.

LHU Offers . . .

  • Technology: virtualized computer labs, SMART boards, and wireless access in classrooms.
  • Global perspective: 98 students studied abroad in 2016-17 (we offer programs in over 20 countries) and 30 international students enrich the climate on campus.
  • Active learning: internships and field experience, service, and undergraduate research.

Faculty and staff

  • 498 full-time employees, including. . .
  • 209 full-time faculty – 83% hold earned doctorates and 15% represent the ethnic minorities.
  • Courses are taught by faculty members, not graduate students or teaching assistants.
  • Student faculty ratio 16:1.


  • 17 intercollegiate athletic programs including NCAA Division I field hockey and wrestling. All other sports compete at the NCAA DII level and within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. LHU has announced the addition of women’s tennis (2019-20) and women’s golf (2020-21).
  • Over 150 clubs and organizations.
  • Club and intramural sports, movies, theatre, jazz and marching band, student government, cheerleading, dance, student newspaper, ROTC and more.
  • Lock Haven's mascot is the Bald Eagle and our colors and crimson and white.


  • Second Year persistence rate: 65%
  • Graduation rate 40.3% with 4 years, 54.8% within 6 years

Career Services

Lifestyle at the haven
  • Support Services: Tutorial Services, Writing and Math Centers
  • Career development and professional advisement
  • Six residence halls (traditional and suite style living) and an on-campus apartment complex that houses more than 1,700 students
  • Exceptional campus dining including Bentley Dining Hall (buffet style), Eagle Rock at Lower Bentley (food court style), Chic-fil-A, Starbucks, and Nanobites (deli style)
  • Over 100 clubs and organizations
  • 17 NCAA Division I and II athletic programs (visit GoLHU.com)
  • Club and intramural sports

        Within twelve months of graduation:

  • 98% percent of 2013-14 graduates were employed, in the military or pursuing further education.

Costs and Aid

  • A public university providing academic excellence at an affordable price.
  • Comprehensive financial aid and scholarship program. 91% of full-time freshman receive aid.


  • Guaranteed housing for freshmen and sophomores, with internet access from all rooms.
  • State-of-the-art recreation facilities, including pool and climbing wall.
  • All campus buildings have internet access and over 90% of classrooms are wireless.


  • Founded in 1870 to train teachers for the Commonwealth, the University has prepared students for successin work and life for more than a century.
  • Part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher education (PASSHE) since 1982.  Over 34,000 alumni live in every state and work in a wide variety of professions.
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