Lock Haven University’s philosophy is “Small College Lifestyle, Big University Education” and this spirit is very evident on the campus with over 95% of graduates either employed in their career field or enrolled in advanced degree programs. LHU is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), which is famous for it’s quality education and rigorous academic standards. At Lock Haven, students can take advantage of over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in a Liberal Arts setting. Students enjoy modern educational facilities and small class sizes – features that allow students to thrive academically and become successful leaders. The University sponsors over 130 clubs and organizations for the students to participate in. In addition, the University has 8 different intercollegiate teams competing in NCAA divisions I and II athletics.
The town of Lock Haven is very safe and friendly; representing the perfect embodiment of “Small Town Americana”. Students can walk or bike to the downtown area where there are small shops and restaurants. The community continually hosts numerous entertainment and cultural opportunities. Lock Haven experiences 4 distinct seasons and students are able to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including swimming, canoeing, skiing, and hiking. The larger towns of Williamsport and State College are just 30 minutes away and the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. are just a few hours away by car.