Slippery Rock University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Slippery Rock University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.90 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management186 Graduates
Occupational Safety and Health Technician129 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies122 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching113 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies104 Graduates
Public Health101 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities95 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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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.116 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
Slippery Rock University Reviews
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.
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.