B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Slippery Rock University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Website

Slippery Rock University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1090
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$17,443/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,786/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,956/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,074/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,911/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,513/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,057Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Very friendly
    39%
  • Students on average are motivated and positive.
    22%
  • Active
    15%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Loud
    5%
  • Very Polite
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Friendly and welcoming
    33%
  • Outstanding
    22%
  • Excellent bang for your buck
    13%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Very nice
    9%
  • Good reputation, often teach yourself
    7%
  • Hilly and spacious
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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Slippery Rock University will always have a special place in my heart. There were so many memories and friendships that have lasted through thick and thin. It is where I learned so much about myself and how to push myself. I also learned that I wasn't just a number, but I mattered. A professor not in my major or minor, but instead my Intro to Dance professor who recently passed away this year showed me what it was like to be appreciated. He started every class by making us repeated after him, "WOW! Today is a great day to be alive." He had a way to get his point across, but also knew how to talk to us as adults and let us know he cared. One of the most touching things he ever said to me, was on the day of my graduation. He saw me, mind you I only had him for one class my freshman year and it was an auditorium size class, and he came over to give me a congratulatory hug and looked me in the eye said, "I am proud of you." That was all he needed to say to bring tears to my eyes.
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What I like about SRU is that they are consistently making efforts to improve and change. Though there are some downfalls of this university, a strong redeeming quality is that they are making efforts to improve in weak areas. One example of a new service put in place for students are Success Mentors(I've met with one) who help guide students in a variety of ways tailored to the student. These Success Mentors are professionals hired by the university, rather than a fellow student, "study buddy", or a "Big". One challenge about going to SRU is that it is in a rural area, and lacks the conveniences of an urban area. There are also not very many amenities on campus. Most universities have a large auditorium for large events, touring artist performance, and ceremonies, but SRU does not due to delays(over 5 years) in renovations. Every school has pros and cons, and all things considered, your decision to come to SRU should be primarily based on your chosen program of study.
The Dorms are on the newer side and are the perfect home away from home. Each room has individually controlled heating and cooling, carpeted floors, and drywall wall not cinder blocks! It makes it feel like a cozy space! Having your own bathroom in college is a blessing, you'll thank yourself for not getting a traditional dorm. The walls are paper thin though and you'll become very close to your neighbors beside, beneath, and above you since you'll hear everything they do. It's a good experience and you'll be very cozy.