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LHU is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It is one of 14 public universities owned by the commonwealth. The Haven is located in the city of Lock Haven in beautiful central Pennsylvania. It’s the perfect setting to focus on your studies…and have a lot of fun on the way to your degree.
On the banks of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania is a university where students receive excellent career preparation, develop life-long friendships and never feel like they are "just a number." At Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania our enrollment of 5,300 students ensures student-centered classes and as a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, LHU costs are affordable. Pursuing an education is also about enjoying college life too! There are several recreation facilities that are open to all students and with over 120 clubs and organizations there is something for everyone!
We consider both the campus and the city of Lock Haven as our community.
The Haven provides: • more than 40 academic majors • 120 clubs and organizations • A wide variety of intramural and varsity sports • Recreation facilities open to all students, including several gymnasiums, athletic fields, a swimming pool, weight training and cardio equipment, and a climbing wall • Guaranteed housing for all freshmen in comfortable dorms, with all rooms wired for Net access • Food that will make Bentley Dining Hall one of your favorite places on campus • Beautiful surroundings • A friendly campus community All in all, it’s a great “home away from home!
|Total Undergraduate Students||4,969|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||16||<1%|
|African American / Black||391||8%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1||<1%|
|Two or More Races||27||1%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||33||1%|
|Where do LHU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||7%|
|How old are LHU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||8%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||17 - 22|
|Math||430 - 520|
|Critical Reading||410 - 510|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||20%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||36%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||86%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.28|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||95%|
The cost to attend Lock Haven University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||21 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||61%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||88%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||230|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||47%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||13%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||70%|
82% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
44% of all undergraduates live on campus
To ensure that our students feel as safe as possible, we have security on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A full time safety professional also works in the Public Safety office and is responsible for ensuring that proper safety procedures are followed throughout the campus.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. LHU offers students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. LHU measures the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Lock Haven University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness.||15%|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections.||10%|
|Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.||9%|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.||9%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||8%|
|Links to degree programs at Lock Haven University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 71%