Join The Haven Family!
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.
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 program, studying 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.
• 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!