Slippery Rock University (2024)

gradeB

Overall Niche Grade

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  1. Academics

    gradeB

  2. Value

    gradeB+

  3. Diversity

    gradeB

  4. Campus

    gradeB+

  5. Athletics

    gradeB

  6. Party Scene

    gradeA minus

  7. Professors

    gradeB minus

  8. Location

    gradeC+

  9. Dorms

    gradeA+

  10. Campus Food

    gradeB+

  11. Student Life

    gradeA minus

  12. Safety

    gradeA minus

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Slippery Rock is an above-average public university located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,345 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Slippery Rock acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Special Education and Teaching. Graduating 66% of students, Slippery Rock alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.

1 MORROW WAY
SLIPPERY ROCK, PA 16057

About Slippery Rock...

  • Public College
  • SAT/ACT Optional
  • Some Online Degrees

Athletics Division

NCAA Division II (with football)

Athletics Conference

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

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SRU Admissions

Acceptance Rate

74%

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

SAT Range

960-1160

ACT Range

18-26

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Early Decision/Early Action

No

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Students also applied to ...

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Cost

Net Price

$17,873/ year

National

$15,523

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Average Total Aid Awarded

$5,398/ year

National

$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

98%

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Academics

Professors

gradeB minus

Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.

Student Faculty Ratio

17:1

Evening Degree Programs

No

74%

of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.100 responses

57%

of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.128 responses

65%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technician

    157 Graduates

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

    113 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    100 Graduates

  • Business

    83 Graduates

  • Communications

    80 Graduates

  • Public Health

    76 Graduates

  • Psychology

    73 Graduates

  • Information Science

    69 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Humanities

    67 Graduates

  • Criminology

    54 Graduates

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Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

8

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

4

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

4

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How Students Learn

Based on class setting of student enrollment.

  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    37%

  • On Campus

    59%

  • Online

    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

6,345Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

458

Undergrads Over 25

5%

Pell Grant

31%

Varsity Athletes

7%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

78 responses

  • Students on average are motivated and positive.

    28%

  • Very friendly

    26%

  • Active

    13%

  • Fun

    9%

  • Unique

    9%

  • Outgoing

    5%

  • Very Polite

    4%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus

No data available

Poll

58%

of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.154 responses

Poll

47%

of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.158 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

93 responses

  • Friendly and welcoming

    38%

  • Excellent bang for your buck

    13%

  • Outstanding

    13%

  • Very nice

    11%

  • Hilly and spacious

    8%

  • Unique

    6%

  • Home away from home

    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$41,700/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

66%

National

49%

Employed 2 Years After Graduation

96%

National

83%

92%

of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

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