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Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1870
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,890
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $5,760,355
Admissions Address

401 N. Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Website

http://www.lhup.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@lhup.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Stephen Lee
Admissions office telephone: (570) 893-2027
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.lhup.edu/admissions/application_form.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 4,120
Total acceptances: 2,945
Total freshman enrollment: 1,093
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,800
Male acceptances: 1,234
Male freshman enrollment: 475
 
Female applicants: 2,320
Female acceptances: 1,711
Female freshman enrollment: 618
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 25%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 63%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 82%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 510
Math: 420 – 520
Combined: 840 – 1030

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.3% 0.5%
600-699 3.7% 6.7%
500-599 29.6% 30.6%
400-499 50.6% 49.4%
300-399 15.6% 12.0%
200-299 0.4% 0.8%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 17 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 10.7% N/A N/A
18-23 63.1% N/A N/A
12-17 26.2% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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