Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven, PA

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Lock Haven University, aka “The Haven," offers a safe and scenic location in central Pennsylvania. Our beautiful campus is surrounded by picturesque mountains and overlooks the Susquehanna River.

Small. Personal. Affordable.
As a small university with a big selection of academic programs, we make sure you get the best of both worlds. You’ll benefit from small class sizes, personal attention, and a community that’s like a second family, along with the freedom to study whatever subjects you’re passionate about. Being part of the Pennsylvania State System allows us to charge lower tuition than private schools while still providing a quality educational experience. The Haven—an unbeatable combination of quality, affordability, and value serving our region, the Commonwealth, and beyond since 1870.

Academics
With 39 majors and 42 minors to choose from, you are sure to find the right combination to take you where you want to go. Heighten your college experience by joining our honors programstudying abroad, or completing an internship. Our dedicated faculty and staff will ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge to be successful in your field of study.

LHU offers:
Technology: Virtualized computer labs, SMART boards, and wireless access in classrooms
A global perspective: 74 students studied abroad in 2018–2019 (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

Outside the classroom
From your first visit to your 50-year reunion, being a part of Lock Haven University is much more than getting a degree. It means new experiences and time-worn traditions. It’s a community that becomes family and a campus that becomes home.
• 17 intercollegiate athletic programs, including NCAA Division I field hockey and wrestling; all other sports compete at the NCAA D-II level and within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Recent additions include women’s tennis and women’s golf.
• Over 100 clubs and organizations
• Club and intramural sports, movies, theatre, jazz and marching band, student government, cheerleading, dance, student newspaper, ROTC, and more
• Exceptional campus dining, including Bentley Dining Hall (buffet style), Eagle Rock at Lower Bentley (food court style), Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, and Nanobites (deli style)

Transferring to Lock Haven University
We understand that transfer students already know a lot of about attending college. That’s why our dedicated transfer counselor is here to get you through the admissions process quickly and easily! 

Location

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, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC.

Our Clearfield campus (an hour to the west) serves traditional and non-traditional students.

Fast Facts

Our Students
• Diversity: 6% African American, 4% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 0.6% International, 85% Caucasian
• Undergraduate enrollment: 2,293 students on the main campus, with 173 in Clearfield
• Graduate enrollment: 454
• 37% male, 63% female
• 8% of undergraduates from outside Pennsylvania, including 36 states and 16 other countries

Our Programs
• The most popular majors include education, sport management, recreation management, health sciences, criminal justice, business, psychology, social work, communication media, and biology.
• Degrees awarded (2020–2021): 513 bachelor's, 77 associate, and 127 master's degrees
• An honors program is available for qualified students.
• All students complete an internship or other "real-world" experience that connects learning to life.

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