Slippery Rock University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Slippery Rock, PA
Website
www.sru.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
7,308
Part-Time Undergrads
552
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$8,748
Out-of-State Tuition
$12,146
Room & Board
$9,364
Acceptance Rate
61 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1330–1610
Average ACT Scores
18–23

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The people
  • Off-campus parties
  • The low cost of tuition
  • No TAs

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Lack of school spirit
  • The miserable weather
  • The local police
  • Lack of a true nightclub nearby

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Picking a college is a tough decision and nobody expects you to have your whole life charted out upon high school graduation. Fortunately, Slippery Rock can help you find yourself by exposing you to a laundry list of opportunities and organizations. Sure, students gripe about Weisenfluh food, the miserable weather, and the Ticket Nazi, but SRU students are in it together. Here, you are not treated as a number, but, in many cases, as a family member. Most students agree that the people are what make this place. You will not only make lifelong friendships and connections with fellow students but with professors and local townspeople, as well. It is highly difficult to find a school where professors sincerely care about you, and not just about their research and side projects.

In recent years, Slippery Rock has been trying to overcome the party school stigma that has overshadowed its sophisticated academic programs. Known for many programs, including education, physical therapy, and parks and recreational management, Slippery Rock offers high quality at a low price. Remember that a well-rounded education does not have to translate into millions of dollars in student debt. It is highly recommended that before you commit yourself to any school, visit the campus and see if it feels right. Though some schools look terrific on paper, you may be disappointed upon arrival. Slippery Rock offers something for everyone, and it’s highly recommended that you get involved and make the most of your time here. At Slippery Rock, we play hard, we work hard, and most agree that they would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Go Rock!

Slippery Rock Student Reviews

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3 College Senior

Facilities: Our fitness center needs updated very much. It is used often and very worn. Our library is small, but our student center is brand new and extremely nice.

5 College Senior

Facilities: I joined clubs and stay very busy on campus. I love the clubs and benefits you receive from them. It's a great way to connect with others and make new friends.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is so friendly and inviting. I recently transferred and was able to find awesome people to become friends with immediately.

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College Senior

Diversity: This isn't very important on campus to my lifestyle. My views are more home bound and I only tend to focus on school when I am there.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a sheetz, subway, mcdonalds and a giant eagle close by, and a pizza and sub shop. These at all very conveniently priced for college students.

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