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With an acceptance rate of 89%, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania admissions are comparatively not too competitive. The university has more than 60 undergraduate areas of study and 8 graduate courses to offer.
While the average SAT score of the students admitted to the university is 1020, the average ACT score is usually around 22.
|Admission Portal||Undergraduate: Online Application;|
Graduate: Online Application
|Average SAT Score||1020|
|Average ACT Score||22|
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
The university follows a strict deadline. Late applications will automatically get considered for the next intake season. International applicants must consider submitting all the documents three months before the planned enrollment date. Only students who are already studying in the U.S. can apply for the Summer intake season. Following are the suggested deadline for all intake seasons:
|Fall||Freshman: June 1|
Transfer: June 15
|Spring:||Freshman: November 1|
Transfer: November 15
Application requirements for international students slightly differ from the U.S. applicant requirements. Students are required to submit all the necessary documents well before the deadline in order to get their application evaluated and processed.
Students obtaining high school/undergraduate degree from a non-U.S. institution are required to submit an official credential evaluation of transcripts from any one of the agencies recommended by the university.
All International applicants hailing from non-native English speaking countries must provide proof of their English language proficiency. The test scores should be sent directly from the institution the applicant has taken the test in order to be considered official. Listed below are the minimum scores of English language efficiency tests of which anyone can be submitted to the university:
|TOEFL IBT||iBT: 70;|
|Pearson PTE Academic||46|
|Cambridge English (CPE)||160 or above|
Note: SAT and ACT scores can also be submitted to prove English language proficiency. In such cases, students must secure at least:
SAT: 500 on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing section;
ACT: 20 or above on the English and reading section
All applicants are required to initiate the visa process as soon as they receive the letter of acceptance from the university. Furthermore, to obtain the F-1 or student visa the applicant must:
Where to Apply: Online Portal of the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Application Fee: $25(non-refundable)
Admission Requirements: Students are required to provide the following documents while submitting their application:
Note: Though the recommendation letters and submission of the essay are optional, they help to get the application processed quickly.
The university offers 8 graduate programs. Barring two programs, all graduate programs offered at Lock Haven University are taught fully via online mode. The specific academic requirements vary for each program. However, the general admission requirements remain the same for all courses.
Application Portal: Common Online Application Portal
Application Fee: 25 USD
|Course||Academic Requirement||Minimum English Language Proficiency Scores|
|Professional MS Actuarial Science||Bachelor’s degree; GPA: 3.0 or higher; Successful completion of: 9 credits of Calculus or equivalent, 3 credit of Linear Algebra with matrix calculations||TOEFL: iBT: 80 or above,|
|MS Clinical Mental Health Counselling||GPA: 3.0 or higher; Official GRE score if GPA is between 2.75-2.99; Additional Requirements*||TOEFL: iBT: 70,|
|Master of Health Science Physician Assistant||Bachelor’s degree; Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0; GRE: Minimum combined score of 300, Writing score of 3.5; Additional Requirements**||TOEFL: iBT: 70,|
|Master of Health Science||Bachelor’s degree; Minimum GPA: 3.0||TOEFL: iBT: 70,|
*3 LORs; Successful completion of faculty interview
** Satisfactory completion of all prerequisite courses (B or better) listed below:
***3 LORs; Personal mission statement (1 page)
Supplementary Documents may include:
After the Application is received and complete with all required credentials and documents, an admission decision is usually sent within three weeks or less.
Admission decisions are based on an applicant’s academic credentials and proficiency in English/aptitude testing. The ability to finance their studies at Lock Haven University is also considered. Lock Haven is looking for students who have completed a strong academic curriculum, who are highly motivated, and who have scored well on their examinations.