Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a state university located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. It was situated in 1870 as the Central State Normal School. LHU is one of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Its main campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. The university offers more than 65 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs.

Lock Haven University's student newspaper is known as the Eagle Eye. LHU's athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. They are known as the Bald Eagles.

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Lock Haven University
401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven , PA 17745-2390
General Phone: (570) 484-2011

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Lock Haven University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy178parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, health and fitness
Education and Teaching156curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, teacher education
Liberal Arts114German language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, geography, international relations, ...
Security and Law Enforcement106criminal justice and administration
Medicine90medical preparatory, health professions
Business and Management73business management, accounting
Science44biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, physical science courses
Medical Support and Technology41surgical tech, physician assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Family and Social Work27social work
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, computer science
Fine Arts10fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Art Studies3art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Lock Haven University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree83739
Master's degree834
Associate's degree767

Lock Haven University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lock Haven University had a total enrollment of 5,241 students (5,057 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 37%
20-21 32%
22-24 17%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey7%
New York2%
(International Students)1%

Lock Haven University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 25 %

Lock Haven University Room and Board (2007)

Lock Haven University offers campus housing for 1,629 of its 5,057 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lock Haven University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing410500
ACT Composite1622

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT9%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lock Haven University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,917
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,047
Room and board $ 6,160
Room charge $ 3,520
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,928
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,322

Financial Aid:
Lock Haven University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332300)

Lock Haven University Faculty

Lock Haven University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4028
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1113

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year32$94,49223$94,584
Associate professoracademic year47$73,57130$72,367
Assistant professoracademic year41$61,25142$61,521
Instructoracademic year7$43,92412$49,230
All faculty totalacademic year127$73,231107$70,291

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lock Haven University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4988137

Lock Haven University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General


Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Lock Haven University Highlights

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What Sets Lock Haven University Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Lock Haven University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Lock Haven University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Lock Haven University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Lock Haven University Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Lock Haven University Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Lock Haven University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Lock Haven University % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Lock Haven University % of degrees in medicine
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Lock Haven University % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Option to study abroad
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