Lock Haven University (LHU)

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Lock Haven University can be found in Lock Haven, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly three thousand students are enrolled at Lock Haven University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at LHU. A score in the range of 920 to 1130 on the SAT exam, or 17 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the LHU average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.14 for accepted students. Lock Haven University admits approximately 90 percent of students applying. Of those that are accepted, nearly 29 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at lockhaven.edu.

Overall LHU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lock Haven University was reported as 94.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,200 college applications submitted to LHU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • LHU ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • LHU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Lock Haven University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Lock Haven University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for LHU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.8%
  • 2017-2018: 89.0%
  • 2018-2019: 94.3%
  • 2019-2020: 94.8%
  • Projected LHU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 86.2%

How Does LHU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lock Haven University is sixty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lycoming College62.3%
Bucknell University34.2%
Susquehanna University72.0%
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania96.1%
Juniata College70.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to LHU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math460 - 560
Total Score920 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 22
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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