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

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

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 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It depends on the major. Some are absolutely wonderful, some aren't. Like any university.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great networking opportunities, not sure students take full advantage of what is offered. Degrees are great at preparing you for your career.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: On campus alcohol is not permitted, and frowned upon. Rules are upheld on campus.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I get minimal financial aid, and the office is not helpful

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.

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