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Slippery Rock University
  • 4 Year
  • Slippery Rock, PA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

editorial

Slippery Rock is an above-average public university located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,968 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Slippery Rock acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Public Health, and Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies. Graduating 68% of students, Slippery Rock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.

About

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Slippery Rock University Rankings

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SRU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$18,144 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,229 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 85 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 106 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 105 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • All
    4%
  • None
    74%
  • Some
    23%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,968 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
472
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Very friendly
    32%
  • Students on average are motivated and positive.
    25%
  • Active
    14%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Loud
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 132 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 136 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Friendly and welcoming
    39%
  • Outstanding
    17%
  • Very nice
    11%
  • Excellent bang for your buck
    10%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Hilly and spacious
    7%
  • Good reputation, often teach yourself
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 55 responses

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