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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  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 7,032 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Slippery Rock acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Communications. Graduating 67% of students, Slippery Rock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
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About Slippery Rock...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

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.

SRU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,617/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,019/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,032Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
485
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Very friendly
    33%
  • Students on average are motivated and positive.
    25%
  • Active
    15%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Loud
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.131 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
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  • Friendly and welcoming
    40%
  • Outstanding
    17%
  • Excellent bang for your buck
    10%
  • Very nice
    10%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Hilly and spacious
    7%
  • Good reputation, often teach yourself
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
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 Reviews

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Slippery Rock is an awesome school for students who seek a medium size school! So many people to meet and there are tons of clubs and organizations to get involved with. The campus is beautiful and the perfect size, not too big or too small! There are quite a few food options on campus but the food can get a bit repetitive in some of the dining halls. The best way to deal with that is switch up where you go everyday! I have not had a single professors I didn't enjoy having and every class, even those annoying required ones, I felt helped me and enriched my education in some way.
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Deciding to attend Slippery Rock University for my undergraduate is the best decision I could have made. I have the best professors, friends, activities, and life there. I feel challenged in my courses, but there is always a way to get help if needed. I love the campus, and the dining options are great as well! Overall, I cannot picture myself anywhere else. Go Rock!
I visited SRU for the first time in September. The campus is very open style. The buildings are modern inside and out. A walk through the campus will show that the facilities are all very well maintained. The staff in admissions is friendly and very eager to show you around housing, sports, and academic facilities. I am very excited to apply just because I had an AMAZING visit!