Slippery Rock University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Blackngold29 / Wikimedia Commons

Slippery Rock University Admissions Overview:

Slipper Rock admits around two-thirds of applicants each year; students with decent grades and test scores within or above the ranges posted below have a good chance of being admitted. Along with an application, interested students will need to submit official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. For more information, and to start an application, go to Slippery Rock's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Description:

Founded in 1889, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a four-year, public university located on 660 acres in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, a town less than an hour from Pittsburgh. The university supports nearly 9,000 students with a student/faculty ratio of 20 to 1. SRU offers 60 academic programs across their four colleges: Humanities, Fine, and Performing Arts; Health, Environment, and Science; Business, Information and Social Sciences; and Education. For fun on campus, SRU is home to more than 150 student clubs and organizations, including a Gamer’s Guild, a Paranormal Research and Investigation Club, and two Equestrian teams (one English, one Western). They also have a host of intramurals and lots of interesting club sports such as Martial Arts, Sea Kayaking, and Cornhole. For intercollegiate athletics, SRU competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with 10 women’s and 7 men’s teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,854 (7,637 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,862 (in-state); $13,716 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,550 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,110
  • Other Expenses: $2,284
  • Total Cost: $23,806 (in-state); $27,660 (out-of-state)

Slippery Rock University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,232
    • Loans: $8,550

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Athletic Training, Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Special Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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