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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,961, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 660 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 91. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,506 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,626 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Rock Solid academics. A classic residential campus. A safe, small-town setting. An affordable life-long value. Committed, caring faculty. A once in a lifetime experience.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||61.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 20:1, and the school has 16.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.8 percent.
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,961, with a gender distribution of 43.2 percent male students and 56.8 percent female students. At this school, 36.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64.0 percent of students live off campus. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 64 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
|Students who have cars on campus||64%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 71.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,493.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,506 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,626 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,150 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data