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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  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 is an above-average public university located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,161 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Slippery Rock acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Special Education and Teaching. Graduating 68% of students, Slippery Rock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About Slippery Rock University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Website
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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

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
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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,161Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Very friendly
    34%
  • Students on average are motivated and positive.
    22%
  • Active
    16%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Fun
    6%
  • Loud
    4%
  • Very Polite
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Friendly and welcoming
    36%
  • Outstanding
    19%
  • Excellent bang for your buck
    11%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Very nice
    9%
  • Hilly and spacious
    8%
  • Good reputation, often teach yourself
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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 offers great programs, especially in Exercise Science and Education. I am in the Education department and I have no complaints about the staff or the quality of my education. I live in the apartments off campus and although they are expensive, they are beautiful and kept up to date - worth your money! I am very blessed to have received the opportunity to be at this university. We need more diversity so I encourage students from all over the world to apply. There are a lot of ways to get involved with the campus and the community.
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I like being offered the opportunity to expand my horizons at Slippery Rock University. I have learned so much since leaving High School. I even shocked my mom by balancing her checkbook, something I learned in my Business class.
My Professors are very helpful and always willing to help.
I have made many life-long friends. By living off-campus, I have learned to be responsible for bills, grocery shopping and cleaning my apartment. These are simple things that will help me later in life.
Some classes have been a struggle, but I made time for studies and I been on the Dean’s List several times. I’m glad I chose Slippery Rock University. It has made a great difference in my life!
I currently work on U-Tube showing people how to draw. This new adventure will work well with my Marketing major.
I would never have attempted this without the encouragement of my college friends.
Joshua Gunn
Slippery Rock University is an awesome university. The campus is beautiful especially during the spring/summer. There is currently a lot of remodeling going on and the results so far have been amazing. The campus life is great as well. There are always campus events going on that allows you to get involved with the campus and community. There are plenty of activities to meet others and make new friends. Housing around campus is affordable for any price range that you may have. The degrees offered are very diverse. The student body at SRU is rather diverse as well, there is still room for improvement however. I know at some universities you do not see where your student fees go but at SRU you definitely do. I would recommend this school to anyone!