About The Haven



Just the Facts
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, commonly abbreviated LHU, is a state university in central Pennsylvania.
  • Student body: 3,425 total students, 2,807 undergraduates, 358 graduate students
  • 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors
  • Graduate programs in actuarial science, counseling, education, health science, and sport studies
2Beautiful campuses nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania
Two Locations in Central PA

LHU main campus is located on the west branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania.  Just minutes off of I-80, campus is nestled in the historic town of Lock Haven, where tree-lined streets and beautiful Victorian homes border campus, and restaurants and shops are just a few blocks away.

LHU's branch campus, Clearfield campus is located between exits 120 and 123 off of I-80 in the beautiful town of Clearfield, Pa.

President Pignatello
Visionary Leadership

On July 1, 2018, Dr. Robert Pignatello began his tenure as Lock Haven University’s 15th President. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive and administrator in higher education and is excited about his role as LHU’s leader.

Leadership Team
Council of Trustees
Mission & Vision Statement
Strategic Plan
Organizational Chart

1870The Year LHU was founded
A Long History of Teaching

Lock Haven University was founded in 1870 as a teacher’s college called the Central State Normal School, and we have a long history of excellence in training Pennsylvania’s educators.

We’ve expanded our academic programs, and while we still offer some of the best teacher preparation in the state, we also are among the best in the sciences, business, and humanities.

Global Network of Alumni

We are proud of our graduates.  Since 1870 Lock Haven University has graduated some of the most talented alumni in the world.  We have over 32,000 alumni and LHU is represented in every state across the U.S.

Once you attend LHU, a part of you never truly leaves.  Whether it be days, months, or years, you are always welcome back home to The Haven.

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