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1 College Sophomore

Weather: The winters at Slippery Rock are the absolute worst I have ever experienced. Its extremely cold, and the snow and things make it very hard to go to class and to want to go to class.

3 College Junior

Weather: Winters are a little rough. Spring, summer, fall are nice.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: The rain and snow makes it hard when walking to class

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it rains it pours! The snow can be pretty wicked as well, but when the weather is nice the entire campus is glorious.

3 College Senior

Weather: I personally like to experience all four seasons, but it really does feel like it is cold and rainy or cold and snowy for most of the year. This is especially difficult because so much of the on-campus parking is a 10-15 minute walk to the quad where most of the classes are. The atmosphere around campus when it is sunny and warm is awesome.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 129th
    Coldest Winters
  • 400th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Liz Rekowski
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Communication
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Rain, sleet, and snow will all be part of your daily life if you come to SRU. Slippery Rock weather will school you in the extremes, especially in the winter. The Rock is often plagued by lake-effect snow, and the winters are hard to shake, usually lasting into April. However, spring and autumn transform the rural area into a beautiful landscape. The turning leaves of autumn and the budding flowers and treetops of spring are simply breathtaking in Western Pennsylvania.

When summer weather finally hits, the heat and humidity is intoxicating, making for uncomfortable classroom climates. On sunny days, the campus becomes quite animated with students playing Frisbee, sunbathing, picnicking, or studying in the open grass of the quad. Due to the instability of the weather, it is recommended that students pack an assortment of clothes to fit the ever-changing temperatures. Remember, though, that winter consumes most of the school year, so pack light on the strappy dresses, shorts, and halters. Instead, think about gear that you would bring to the arctic tundra—and definitely don’t forget your umbrella!

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 59 °F
Spring - Low: 32 °F
Summer - High: 80 °F
Summer - Low: 53 °F
Fall - High: 62 °F
Fall - Low: 37 °F
Winter - High: 37 °F
Winter - Low: 17 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.58 in./month
Summer: 4.36 in./month
Fall: 3.43 in./month
Winter: 2.71 in./month

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