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Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Check whether Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is right for you as an international student.

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Uni facts

  • Lock Haven, USA
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 3940
  • Program types Bachelor's degrees, Associate degrees
  • Programs total 119
  • Acceptance rates 92%
  • Nationalities 17
  • International Students 34

Study abroad at Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University (LHU) is located in Lock Haven on the west branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania, US. LHU's branch campus, Clearfield, is about an hour from Lock Haven and is situated in a small community with access to many outdoor activities in the area.

The University offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors, as well as graduate programs in actuarial science, counseling, education, health science, and sport studies. Outside of the classroom, LHU has over 150 student clubs you can join, and most of their athletics teams compete in NCAA Division II.

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to live on campus for all four years at Lock Haven University. More than 1,700 students can live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite style halls, or apartment complexes.

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Why study at LHU?

  • Student staff ratio

    16:1 student faculty ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Experienced faculty

    83% of the faculty hold earned doctorates

  • Sports and athletics

    LHU’s field hockey and wrestling teams compete in NCAA Division I

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Life as an international student

Each semester Lock Haven University's new international students are provided with a series of meetings, programs, workshops, and events that are designed to help you integrate into life at Lock Haven.

This extended orientation program is designed to help you experience what LHU and the surrounding community has to offer. The program combines workshops on special topics with social and cultural events designed to enrich your stay at LHU.

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) offers an International Friendship Program (IFP), where you can be matched with LHU faculty and staff members who have volunteered to share American culture and traditions. These volunteers have the opportunity to learn about your culture and customs, and even some of your language.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 2
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courtsnumber 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 7
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 2
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations 100
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Lock Haven University is an affordable, quality educational institution. Being part of the Pennsylvania State System allows them to charge lower tuition than private schools, while still providing a quality educational experience.

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Undergraduate Tuition - $22,400 / year

  • 25% tuition - $4,800 off / year
  • 50% tuition - $9,600 off / year

If students have financial need, they might be able to receive a waiver (probably 10-12 students). ISAS students will go into the priority pile for a 25% - 50% tuition.


Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

401 N Fairview St, Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA

The campus, located near quaint, historical downtown Lock Haven, is surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor adventure of the Susquehanna River and the Bald Eagle Mountain range.

  • From New York City

    4 hours

  • From Philadelphia

    200 miles

  • from Pittsburgh

    170 miles

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Visa requirements for Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements