Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


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Recent Reviews

Rene
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that you should trust your instincts and not let anyone else influence your decision of what to do with your life...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that you should trust your instincts and not let anyone else influence your decision of what to do with your life. Live with someone you don't know and meet new people right off the bat. The first couple months might be rough but just focus and have fun and everything will be fine. Get involved right away and don't wait because the longer you wait the harder it will be to get involved. You may change your major once or twice but that's perfectly normal, many people do it. Have fun, meet new people , and develop good study habits right away.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who works for what they want and wants to get involved with activities on and off campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who's not wiling to work for what they want.

Julia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

keep and open mind and definately find out information on what the school is like from current students, rather than just the...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

keep and open mind and definately find out information on what the school is like from current students, rather than just the school itself

Ethan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Brand new dorms and a great safety program.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Brand new dorms and a great safety program.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go to a college because you like it not because it has your major. Find a place that you fit in and like and everything else will come. Visit as many campuses as you can. Visit places even if you aren't sure you would really go there. It gives you the experience of college visits and it lets you see what different places off. This will give you and idea of what you want your college to be like.

Jordan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best way to find out if a college is right for you is to visit it multiple times. Getting a tour of the school doesn't gi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best way to find out if a college is right for you is to visit it multiple times. Getting a tour of the school doesn't give you enough details about student life and what it's really like to attend there. I recommend staying with a friend that goes to the school. Eat at the dining hall, visit the bookstore, peek inside the classrooms and auds, walk the campus, talk to a few students, meet people in the dorms. It's important to balance what you're looking for in a college between academics, athletics, feeling comfortable and safe on campus, and financially. Find out if people stick around on weekends, and what type of stuff there is to do in town and on campus. To make the most out of the college experience, go over notes after you take them, get close with professors, and get involved with enjoyable activities and clubs. If you find yourself struggling with academics, take a break from your social life and play catch up. Never cram studying into the week before an exam, it'll take too long, and you have other exams to worry about!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wished I knew how competitive my major is. There were 116 people originally signed up for my major, at the end of freshman year we had to apply to get into the major. They only accept about 25 at max.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Having other people in your study groups that aren't as motivated and dedicated as you are. You have to learn to deal with them the right ways.

Tiffany
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Its a nice size with a medium amount of students with small classrooms for better attention but alot of "cliques" such as gre...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Its a nice size with a medium amount of students with small classrooms for better attention but alot of "cliques" such as greek life and sports.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice to future students and parents of future students would be to choose a variety of options. Be sure to visit all different styles of schools such as small, medium, large, urban, rural, diverse, etc in order to really be able to pick what is best for the prospective student. Once you choose a school, in order to make the best of the college experience you, as the new freshman, have to get out there and get involved. Join clubs that you're interested in and most importantly for me when I was a freshman was to not be afraid. Don't be afraid to do something you've never done before such as take French class. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you don't understand a word your chemistry professor is saying. Don't be afraid to live on your own without your parents. Don't be afraid to make new friends and most importantly, give you school a chance and you will have the best college experience possible for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is very into sports, greek life and semi-small town life-style.

Erin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college for you, just go and visit all the colleges possible. You might have heard people saying that you ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college for you, just go and visit all the colleges possible. You might have heard people saying that you will just know when you find it. I thought they where just saying that cause I just did not get anything at any of the schools I visited, but the second I walked onto Slippery Rock campus, I just knew. I promise you, you'll just know.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known how much I would have missed all my friends, becasue I live out of state and I feel closer to the friends I meet at Slippery Rock then my friends at elementry through high school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any one that feels it is a good fit for them. This school welcomes anyone.

Melissa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be to go with your gut and what you think and nobody else. Don't go to a school just because your best frien...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be to go with your gut and what you think and nobody else. Don't go to a school just because your best friend or boyfriend goes there. You will make new friends and have a blast. Get involved on campus because it's the best cure for homesickness. However, make sure you keep up with your schoolwork because if your GPA slips, it will come back to haunt you. And parents; don't worry too much or freak out. As long as you have faith in your son or daughter and you're proud of the person they have become, they will be fine.

Kayla
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Slippery Rock welcomes everyone with open arms, and after a small amount of time, you feel like you've been there all your li...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Slippery Rock welcomes everyone with open arms, and after a small amount of time, you feel like you've been there all your life. You can ask anyone for anything, facualty, students, whoever, and they are always ready to help. Slippery Rock values community.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice about finding the right college is; go with your gut feeling. If you feel like a college is right for you, do whatever it takes to get in. When you get accepted into the college of your choice, it is a great feeling. Do not settle just because you couldn't get in the first time. Once you get in, make friends, explore campus. Your roommates may seem like they aren't your type at first, but open up to them, share your interests, and you will become fast friends. Professors are there to help, and that is what they love to do. You can go to them for anything. Just have fun, be yourself, and remember to study hard.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The only bad thing about Slippery Rock is sometimes the weather. The summers are nice, and the fall is absoultely beautiful, but come winter, just be prepared to bundle up. The snow makes good for snowboarding, but just be cautious on your way to class. The spring semeter is pretty wet, but nothing you can't handle with an umbrella. Once it dries out, hello sunshine!

Amanda
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It seemed to be a lot more friendly and open. It was also just the right size, not too big, but not too small either.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It seemed to be a lot more friendly and open. It was also just the right size, not too big, but not too small either.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To the parents: go for a school that is at a reasonable cost with financial aids and grants If you can't afford it, the loans will bite you in the butt later on. To the students: go with where you are most comfortable. If you like a city setting, don't go for somewhere secluded and out in the country, and vice versa. Also, consider the size of the school. If you want small classes, go with a smaller school, if you want large ones, then go with a large school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is one that doesn't mind having to look for something fun to do in your spare time. If you want something to do that's right there in front of your face and don't have to think about it, this school isn't for you. Also, you need to have an open mind, because many people express their views vocally on the campus quad.

Kaitlin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for its academic programs and the fast track programs that the school offers. The major of exercise...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for its academic programs and the fast track programs that the school offers. The major of exercise science is one of the few that is accredited in the United States. Also the school offers a 3+3 program with the graduate physical therapy program. The education program is a well known program as well. Along with academics the friendliness on the campus is outstanding. Even if you do not know someone walking on campus a friendly hello will come your way.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents need to know that this is going to be their child?s next home. A parent should allow the student to make the final decision and to not emphasize the differences in money. Parents may not know but students do worry about the money even if their parents are helping in any way. Parents should also know make time to sit with your child and help with the school process for it mean a lot to any child if their parent approve of where they would like to go. Visiting schools is probably the best advice anyone in college can give. When a student is on a campus they can get the feeling of being a part of the campus life. Students you want to feel as if you want to start school right away and that this will be a place you can call home.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would of known that school spirit is not as strong as some other schools. Being able to go to a football or basketball game with the seats packed with students is a lot more exciting and enjoyable compared to when the student section is less than half full.

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