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Campus Housing


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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus at Slippery Rock is really great. The residential dorms are very spacious and clean. Each room has its own private bathroom which is nice. The campus itself is gorgeous. It is nestled in Pennsylvania's rolling hills with lots of trees surrounding it. There's not much to do off campus, but Pittsburg isn't too far away. The food is pretty good, but can get kind of old. The people are pretty friendly. I was surprised at how nice people are about holding doors open for others.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great, but the dorms are extremely pricey, and parking is almost impossible.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i love living on campus! the dorms are practically new and the suit I live in has a kitchen and living room and 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms! I felt at home there and we got to be really close with a lot of people on our foor.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: As long as you go out and make an effort to meet people it is a great experience. Everyone is extremely friendly!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The walls are extremely paper thin and you can hear people having a conversation on the phone. The beds and closet space is nice and spacious. The water is not safe to drink and it smells. The people are not considerate of quiet hours which makes sleeping at night extremely difficult.

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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?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
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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