Founded in 1889, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution in western Pennsylvania and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. With campus nestled in the rolling hills of the region, Slippery Rock confers undergraduate degrees in over 150 academic majors and minors. Once every year, SRU holds its annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival celebrating student work from the university’s Dance, Music, Art, and Theater departments. In addition to classroom facilities, the Slippery Rock campus hosts the Old Stone House, a museum dedicated to the area’s rural life and history.
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Slippery Rock has a beautiful, safe campus, as well as a friendly student body and great academic programs. About 8-9,000 students undergraduates attend SRU, which makes the school just big enough that you can see a new person everyday, but still have a few familiar faces in the crowd.The town is small, and there isn't much to do on the weekends, but the school is located about 15 minutes away from the Grove City shopping outlets and Morraine State Park, so it's not impossible to find something to do.
Amy from Coraopolis, PA
Slippery Rock University allows people from all over the country to feel at home and bond with their fellow students. This university provides a positive environment for learning. There are many activities and sports for students to join.
Jessica from Coraopolis, PA
Slippery Rock gives students an opportunity to further their education intellectually and creatively. This university gives students the information and help so that they can continue to figure out the path that is best for them. Slippery Rock University is the right choice for a college if you are willing to work hard, strive for your goals, and find a major that fits your personality, mind set, and passion for life.
Taylour from Bainbridge, PA
I have met so many different and new friends through the few short months I have been a part of this university. This university has provided me with so many opportunities, new memories and friendships that I would not trade for the world. This place is my home, it has my heart forever.
Cassidy from Zelienople, PA
Slippery Rock University gave me an affordable and local education. The campus is nice and has many places to hang out and study. The professors are very knowledgeable and willing to help students who show an interest in learning.
Minndee from Ellwood City, PA
Slippery Rock is a great school for students who like average size, as well as smaller sized, classes, moderate student population, and a great education. Students at Slippery Rock will never find themselves bored, for the institution always hosts concerts, movies, and other social activities on a weekly/monthly basis which is great. Lastly, Slipper Rock has some of the best professors around, and I highly recommend this school for anyone seeking fun and a great education.