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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

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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
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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.100 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 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 51 responses
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  • Very friendly
    33%
  • Students on average are motivated and positive.
    24%
  • 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.126 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Friendly and welcoming
    35%
  • Outstanding
    18%
  • Excellent bang for your buck
    11%
  • Very nice
    11%
  • Unique
    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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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.
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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.