Slippery Rock is an above-average public university located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,125 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Slippery Rock acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Special Education and Teaching. Graduating 66% of students, Slippery Rock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
Most Popular Majors
Occupational Safety and Health Technician144 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies129 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching124 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities115 Graduates
Public Health99 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching79 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.129 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.133 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
Slippery Rock University Reviews
While I have only attended Slippery Rock for one semester, I am having a fantastic experience! I never want to come home for breaks because I have so much fun! The food was one of my main concerns before choosing a college, but Slippery Rock has a variety of choices and each food place has healthy options which I really like. The dorms are placed evenly all around campus so classes are close to everyone. They also are always so clean and the CA’s always inform you about campus events which are so fun! Slippery Rock has so many events and things for students to do. The academics are a main part of your choose and this school has teachers who dedicate their time to making sure you know what you are doing. The office hours are so beneficial and there is a lot of tutoring offered. You will never fall behind in work at Slippery Rock! It is not about partying but as one last note, there are parties and they are very fun.
I am an alumni of Slippery Rock University. I attended for 3 years after. I was a transfer student. As i transfer student i was so nervous to being a new school. However, my transition was super welcoming. My experience there was so great! The campus life was lively, there were many club/greek life opportunities, and the dorms are so nice. It was like home. It is also on the cheaper side for getting a degree. The financial aid office was a huge help to me. If you attend Slippery Rock, you will make some god memories, gain an education, and miss the school in later years. Good luck!
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.