Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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1 Morrow Way

Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1383

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Phone: (800) 778-9111
2013-2014 Tuition
$9,027
in-state
$12,339
out-of-state
Students
7,860
enrolled
43%
male /
57%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
63.2%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#93 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Summary

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,860, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 93. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,027 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,339 (2013-14).

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $17,480,033

Applying

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 63.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 63.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 20:1, and the school has 15.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 16%
Education 15%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 11%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6%

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Student Life

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,860, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,559
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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, 62 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 62%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 69.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,443.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,027 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,339 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,598 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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