Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Know before you come!
Information for 4-year Matriculating and Exchange Students
Coming to the United States to study can be an exciting adventure here are some answers to some of your most concerning questions.
What does the Institute for International Studies do?
The Institute for International Studies (IIS) is the key office charged with administering LHU’s overall international programming, including the development and implementation of all exchange programs. Other responsibilities of the IIS include assisting and advising international students and visiting faculty with matters concerning regulations of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Where is Lock Haven, PA?
Lock Haven is in Clinton County located in north central Pennsylvania. The City lies between the banks of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the Bald Eagle Creek. The City of Lock Haven encompasses 2.3 square miles with a population of about 9,200.
What is there to do in Lock Haven?
Lock Haven is the perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountain range and situated off of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Lock Haven offers all of the trees and fresh air as one could want. Check out these local websites for more information:
- City Information
- Clinton County Information
- Where will I live once I am accepted to LHU?
- What do I need to bring to college?
How do I buy books?
SCC Student Bookstore online is your place for official Lock Haven University textbooks, gear and supplies. Buy or sell used and new textbooks, find official Lock Haven University gear, and purchase software and gifts - all online. Most students tend to wait until they arrive on campus and receive their official class schedules before purchasing books. Students can purchase books online or face to face at Bookstore located in the PUB (Parsons Union Building). Learn more about the store and their promise of high quality and excellent service here.
What transportation options are available?
The transportation system in the United States is quite different from many other countries. Most Americans own cars, which are the most common form of transportation. Local public transportation in Lock Haven is very limited; however, you can get by without a car in town because a lot of places are within walking distance from the campus.
It is easy to travel to several American cities from Lock Haven. Susquehanna Trailways operates a daily bus service between Lock Haven and New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Williamsport. For schedules, log on to www.susquehannabus.com. Tickets can be purchased from the LHU Bookstore.
Traveling by train with Amtrak is the second option. The closest Amtrak station to Lock Haven is located in Lewistown, which is about 40 minutes from our campus. Amtrak offers students a membership, which not only can get you great savings with fares but can also save you some money on food, clothes, etc. To learn how to obtain a student membership and find out about fares, visit the Amtrak website at www.amtrak.com .
Flying from Williamsport or State College is the third option. Both airports are about 35 minutes from the university. From either airport you can easily fly to almost anywhere in the United States and abroad. For more information on flights, connections, arrivals, and departures, please visit the websites for both airports at http://www.flyipt.com and www.statecollegeairport.org . You might want to check airline websites to look for airfare deals. Many airlines in the U.S. offer special airfares to students.
What about Tuition?
Full-Time Undergraduate Students
Main Campus - 2 Semesters - Full-Time Undergraduate
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* The cost of tuition and fees is the same for 12-18 credits per semester.
** Based on double room
*** Based on 14-meal plan
Most students tend to budget 1,500.00 to cover the cost of books, insurance, and personal items. In addition students tend to save about $500.00 per month for travel, fun, and socialization.