Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate
5,836
Students Applied
67%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
796
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
33
28%
Submitting ACT
90%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1081
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
580
Reading
25th
500
75th
580
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
29%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
36
Top 50%
72
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
187
$30k - $48k
154
$48k - $75k
227
$75k - $110k
266
$110k+
317

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-929-4778
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
We get a lot of rain here at Slippery Rock, so bring an umbrella. Girls, do not buy the cute umbrellas, they do not hold up! Instead buy an umbrella that will be sturdy and withstand the wind and rain our region offers.

Before choosing classes, talk to people living around you to hear about professors that they have had and what professors may suit your needs as a student.
Lindsay from Mc Kees Rocks, PA
Make the best of your experience. You won't be treated like a baby while your here, but there will always be someone there for you. It's basically what you make it.
Brian from Baltimore, MD
If you're considering Slippery Rock, take the location into consideration. If a semi-rural campus is what you're looking for, great! If not, please know that SRU is not in a heavily populated or urban area, and you may find yourself extremely bored at times. Aside from that, the academic programs are great, the class sizes are reasonable, and the professors and advisors are always more than willing to help students be successful. There are dozens of academic and non-academic clubs to join, and Slippery Rock offers a club or program for just about any interest.
Amy from Coraopolis, PA
Take you classes seriously and work hard. Talk with other students and gain perspective on your future professors. Join clubs and meet people who share your interests.
Jessica from Coraopolis, PA
Do not be afraid to explore clubs and organizations and leave your comfort zone. Get involved and make a difference on campus! Meet new people and make new connections.
Taylour from Bainbridge, PA
When choosing classes make sure you either talk to other people which teacher is the best for the subject you would be taking or use ratemyprofessor.com. Slippery Rock gets alot of rain so be prepared at all times, even when the day may start out sunny. Get involved on campus somehow! Whether it be a club or intramural sports getting involved is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. When packing your things to move into the dorm DO NOT OVERPACK. Freshman definitely have a tendancy to bring everything they own, girls especially. You'll find out you do not need as much as you think you do.
Jamie from New Castle, PA
Get your application in early and do not stress out about school. Do what makes you happy in life. If you don't like your major you do not have to keep it. Slippery Rock understands that and makes it very easy to switch to another major.
Russel from Uniontown, PA
Learn, live, and love the Slippery Rock traditions!
Find a balance between work and play.
Follow your dreams, and do not let anyone tell you your dreams cannot be a reality.
Go to class!
Wear green and white every Friday!
Have fun!

Cassidy from Zelienople, PA
The tuition is very affordable. This is an important factor when you consider how long it takes to pay back your student loans. Consider getting a quality degree for a low price.
Minndee from Ellwood City, PA
Always make sure to balance work and pleasure. Freshman students always have the tendency to play before they want to do their work or study. Studies come first that is why we are here. Students who do not socialize will not enjoy their college life. Being friendly and mingling is one of the most important things about college. It is a time to meet new people and make life long friends. Students should not be afraid to ask their professors for extra help. Your professors like to see that you are serious about the course and striving to get the best grade you can. Managing your budget is very important. Unless parents are willing, money doesn't flow in for college students regularly, so watch what you spend and do not buy too may university shirts and sweat pants!
Elyssa from Tuckerton, NJ