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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1 Morrow Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057 Phone: (724) 738-9000
  • General Information
    About Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    Slippery Rock University, founded in 1889 by the citizens of the borough of Slippery Rock, is the region's premier public residential university. The University is shaped by its normal school heritage and charcterized by its commitment to intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility. SRU opened its doors March 26, 1889 as Slippery Rock State Normal School with a mandate to train interested and able persons to be teachers. SRSNS, over the years, fulfilled its mandate well, graduating thousands of students to staff the public schools in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. In 1926, the instituton was purchased by the Commonwealth, renamed Slippery Rock State Teachers College, became a four-year teachers college, and continued the tradition of teacher training. Slippery Rock State College was established in 1960 and for the first time could award undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and in the professions. It was granted university status in 1983. Today SRU is a comprehensive university offering a broad array of undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, SRU is the western-most institution of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The 660-acre campus is less than an hour north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie, and 45 minutes east of Youngstown,


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 5,779
      Percent Admitted 59%
      Men Admitted 57%
      Women Admitted 61%
      Full Time Retention Rate 81%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 450 530
        Math 460 550
        Writing 430 530
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 19 23
        English 17 24
        Math 18 23
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 9,843
      Native American 19
      Asian 68
      African American 476
      Hispanic 101
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 7,437
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 443

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