Campus Housing

Location
Slippery Rock, PA
Undergrads
7,308
Tuition (in-state)
$12,146 ($8,748)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Choose from old style dorms or the new style. The new can even have half kitcehnettes. The rooms are beyond nice, mini fridges, private bathrooms. A DREAM. On campus apartments available too.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I am a commuter trying to save money in college. Living on campus doesn't fit financially for me.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I loved the new dorms on campus, they were like mini apartments.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They are sometimes overly strict. Also there are some people that ruin it for others and cause problems that are not needed which causes more meetings.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For starters the walls are paper thin and the paint on them is poor quality. With that being said the rooms are spacious and it's easy to get a room during the lottery process. The dorms are extremely expensive and as nice as they should be for what students pay for them.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 28th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 70th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 268th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 657th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Liz Rekowski
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Communication
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Dance studios, a coffeeshop, and a lounge by the fireplace—these are just some perks to campus housing at SRU. A multi-million dollar makeover replaced the old, cement cell blocks that were the traditional dorms that SRU students knew and loathed. Though most students agree that living in the old dorms was manageable, the new suite-style residences are welcomed. Special interest floors and groups, like the Honors Floor, were transferred over to the new buildings. Students have the option of living and interacting with students of common interests, which makes meeting friends that much easier. Cost is a factor—the price of on-campus living is skyrocketing due to this major upgrade in quality—sending some campus residents scrambling to find housing elsewhere.

While some students are enjoying the new luxury, others are shaking their fists at the change. Not to worry, if you long to experience the more traditional, classic dorm experience, North and Rhoads halls have been spared by the wrecking ball. North Hall, previously known as “the convent,” was the all-girl dorm on campus, but is now coed. It is beautiful architecturally, with a courtyard and overall aesthetic appeal. Rhoades is in the same building as the student health center and across the street from Weisenfluh dining hall, making it a convenient location.

 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,868
Average Housing Costs
$6,206
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
36%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Residence Hall A
  • Residence Hall B
  • Watson
Worst Dorms
North Hall
What You Get
  • Basic cable
  • Bed
  • Couch
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free local phone service and voicemail
  • Internet connection
  • Refrigerators and microwaves in each room (new dorm buildings A, B, D, E, F and Watson only)
Available for Rent
Students can rent microwaves and minifridges.
Did You Know?
In 2008, SRU completed a $110 million housing renovation project. There are six new residence halls on campus. All of the older dorms, except for North Hall and Rhoades Hall, have been torn down to make room for additional renovations on campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

North Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 308
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: All classes
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Air-conditioning, common kitchen area, courtyard, elevator, study lounge with fireplace, pool tables, and big-screen TV
Rhoads Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 212 students
Bathrooms: Community (several per floor)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Air-conditioning, common kitchen, elevator, game room with ping-pong and pool table, lounge with big-screen TV, within short walking distance to Weisenfluh Dining Hall and is connected to McLachlan Student Health Center.
SRU Residential Suites (Buildings A, B, C, D, E, F, Watson
Floors: 4 per building
Number of Occupants: Approximately 350 per building
Bathrooms: Two per suite; one per studio
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, studios
Special Features: SRURS has air-conditioned suites with individual room-temperature controls and kitchen areas with microwaves and fridges. Buildings also include special areas for education majors, including resource rooms for class projects. Dance studios and music practice rooms are also available.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

ROCK Apartments
Floors: 3 per building
Number of Units: 188 students
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes (by room)
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments with single bedrooms
Special Features: Each apartment is air-conditioned and has a balcony or patio, common room, dishwasher, self-cleaning stove, frost refrigerator/freezer, and is fully furnished.

Student Polls

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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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