4,890 students (500 at Clearfield Campus )
Full time students: 4,388
Part time student: 512
%Women: 56% %Men: 44%
Full time: 140
Part time students: 93
% Women: 66% % Men: 33%
Number of Freshmen Enrolled in Fall (average): 1130
Number of Transfers Enrolled in Fall (average): 200
Average SAT: Verbal: 484 Math: 487
Average ACT: Composite score of 19
Avg. GPA: 3.1/4.0
Avg. Class Rank: 47% are in the upper 2/5 of their class
As a state-owned university, the cost to attend Lock Haven University is very reasonable.
Most popular undegraduate majors:
- Athletic Training
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Education (Pre-K-4, Elementary/Middle Level, Health and Physical, Secondary, Music)
- Health Science (Pre-Physician Assistant,
Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Professional Studies, Community Health)
- Recreation Management
- Sport Administration
Find a complete listing of academic programs here.
Majors with selective admissions criteria:
3+2 Accelerated Physician Assistant Program
Must submit the regular admissions application, indicating their major to be the Health Science/Pre-PA program, and all required application materials no later than November 1st, for priority consideration. Applicants can’t specifically apply to the 3+2 program. Beginning in early-November, applicants who are accepted into the Health Science/Pre-PA program will be reviewed by the admissions committee and approximately the top 25 candidates will be invited to campus to interview for the 3+2 program. Students submitting applications after November 1st may be considered for the 3+2 program, if spots remain available.
3+3 Accelerated Physical Therapy Program with Widener University
Must submit the regular admissions application, indicating their major to be the Health Science/Pre-PT program, and all required application materials no later than December 1st, for priority consideration. Applicants can’t specifically apply to the 3+3 program. Beginning in early-December, applicants who are acceptedinto the Health Science/Pre-PT program will be reviewed by the admissions committee and approximately the top 10 candidates will be invited to campus to interview for the 3+3 program. Students submitting applications after December 1st may be considered for the 3+3 program, if spots remain available.
Applicants interested in an Art degree, will first be admitted into the Bachelor of Arts degree. If the applicant is interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a portfolio will need to be submitted to the Art department for evaluation. After the Art Department faculty has reviewed your portfolio, the Office of Admissions will notify you regarding your eligibility as a Bachelor of Fine Arts major.
Art Portfolio Requirement
Applicants interested in a Music degree are required to audition for the Music degree program. To arrange a day and time for your audition, please contact Dr. Dale J. Young, Music Department Chairperson. You may schedule with Dr. Young by contacting him at 570-484-2131. After the audition, the Office of Admissions will notify you regarding your eligibility as Music major.
The nursing program is currently only offered at the Clearfield Campus. Information on the Nursing program is available on the Clearfield Campus website.
To apply to the nursing program, complete the application form following the instructions provided above for Clearfield applicants. The nursing program has a limited number of spaces and only accepts applicants for the fall semester. Applications are reviewed and considered on a rolling basis until all spaces have been filled. Currently, the program is able to accept 50 students per year.
Find information here.
SAT Code (CEEB/College Board Code):
LHU operates on rolling admissions
Application Review Process:
Each counselor is responsible for managing their respective territory. This includes phone and email correspondence with guidance counselors, prospective students and families, visits to high schools, attendance at college fairs and file review.
The file review process normally takes 4-8 weeks, depending on the time of year the student applies. For a detailed explanation of our admission requirements, please visit the "Freshman Admission Requirements" page of our web site. We have also created an online checklist of required application items for students to use as they complete the application process.
Have a question? Email or phone the appropriate counselor by visiting our Admissions counselor page.
Students may submit either SAT or ACT scores. We strongly recommend that students take either exam at least twice.
Lock Haven University accepts combined scores, taking the highest critical reading/verbal and highest math score. At the current time, we are not using the writing score for admission or placement purposes.
Students who graduated from high school three years prior to applying for admission to LHU are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score.
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