Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


137 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Variable  rate loan

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

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

Slippery Rock is a school that not only gives students a great oppurtunity to excell in the specific academic profession they...

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

Slippery Rock is a school that not only gives students a great oppurtunity to excell in the specific academic profession they choose, but it also allows students to become well-rounded human beings; people that will be contributing members of society and will be aware of who they really are and what they want out of life upon graduating from this college.

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

You can't know what college is right for you from a simple internet page or a piece of paper that has been mailed to you. Go to the school. Visit and really take in the area around you. Look at how the students interact with one another, the smiles on their faces, the bounce in their step. Talk to professors and upperclassmen, and dont be afraid to ask questions. Once you step onto a campus that is right for you, you'll know. I did. And when you become a student in the fall, make the most of that place you're at. Join as many clubs that you can that interest you. Talk to the people you sit next to in class. Run for positions and become known to people all over the school. Make your voice heard, and let people know who you are. You are important to this college. Study hard, make your professors your best friends, take advantage of office hours, meet with your advisor, participate in class-in everything you can! Learn all you can while you're here. But most importantly, learn who you are. Learn that and you can do anything--everything.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think that as a whole, Slippery Rock University is an outstanding campus with many htings to offer its students. However, there seems to be a division between ethnicities, even thought the campus and organizations do many things to enhance unitiy between races, there is still a division that i feel is prominent.

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

In order to find the right college, I advise visiting the campus first. This way you can see if it is an environment in which...

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

In order to find the right college, I advise visiting the campus first. This way you can see if it is an environment in which you could live and be content. You can make the most out of your college experience by getting involved with clubs and organizations that share your interests.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who favor a fast-paced city life-style should not attend this school. Slippery Rock is pretty laid back and a very small country town. If a person wishes to attend a school with a lot of attractions, bars, clubs, restaurants, and other vendors, then Slippery Rock University is not the school for them.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Slippery Rock University is that there are not a lot of restaurants nearby. In order to eat at places other than McDonald's or Sheetz, you need to drive at least 15-20 minutes to Grove City. Also, the closest Wal-Mart is 15-20 minutes away, so that is not convenient either.

Samantha
Describe the students at your school.

Many of my classmates are articulate and talented writers.

Describe the students at your school.

Many of my classmates are articulate and talented writers.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Slippery Rock University is best known for its education and physical therapy programs.

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

I would advise parents to allow their children to apply to the schools that are interesting to them regardless of cost or parental preference. Dismissing a student's first-choice college often leads to the feeling that the student is powerless to make decisions about his/her future. Allowing the student to choose the universities he/she appplies to develops a feeling of responsibility that serves as the foundation for an attitude of ownership of the college experience. Following the concept of student investment in education, I would advise parents to allow their children to take on a portion of the financial responsibility for his/her college education. Having a personal financial investment in his/her education encourages the student to attend class and complete assignments. My advise to students is to "go to class" and "do your homework." Freedom and socializing breeds procrastination and a professor cannot grade what you have not turned in on time. Sometimes mediocre and done is better than brilliant and unfinished.

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

I would advise them to do the research first and to make sure they have the money. Also to visit the school prior to going th...

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

I would advise them to do the research first and to make sure they have the money. Also to visit the school prior to going there. I visited my school but I think I should have done more research. I want to transfer but I dont have sufficient funds to do so. Choosing a college is no small task. It is as important as who you will marry or who you will work for. Choosing the right college makes everything better for a person in the long run. When you are struggling in school it doesn't help at all. All it does is put stress on the student which piles on to the stress from school work and professors. I advise all High school Senior to really take there time, because when you rush it, it doesn't turn out as well as it would if you woyuld have paced yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is into being very active in the community. There is not a lot to do off campus unless you have a car to get around. The community does not seem to be very welcoming to minority students and as a minority student I don't appreciate that.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the fact that I have a great off-campus apartment but that's it, nothing else at all.

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

I would tell parents to let there children "do their own thing at college." Making new friends, getting into different habits...

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

I would tell parents to let there children "do their own thing at college." Making new friends, getting into different habits, and enjoying being different, all these things make every person who they are. I think that is the most important thing college has to offer, even moreso than education for some fields. I would hope the parents have some effect on where their child wants to go to school, but the way parents raise their kids is a huge factor in this process. To parents and children, "relax, it is not that crazy and make the best of what you do!"

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

I wish I knew it was a little too much country for my taste. It is very fun and awesome scenery, but I would enjoy it more if it was a little more city-type.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

My major, Safety and Environmental Management, it is a great program here at Slippery Rock. A lot of students who recently graduated have very well paying jobs and I personally know some of them.

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

It's really great experience and chance to make lifelong friends, but if you are looking for an active city life it's not for...

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

It's really great experience and chance to make lifelong friends, but if you are looking for an active city life it's not for you.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Other than it's unique name, it's education department and graduate physical therapy program are the two biggest majors at Slippery Rock University.

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

Check out all of your options and go with what feels right. Do not choose a school based on where your friends are going or where others wish for you to go. Make sure to find a school that fits more than one of your needs, both academically and socially. You will be not only spending your money on education for the next few years, you will also be spending your life there so make sure it's worth it. Get involved in anything that interests you, get to know your professors, and get to know your classmates. Use all resources available to you. After all, you are paying for it. If you aren't happy with your school, there is no shame in tranferring. There is no need to waste your time and money on several years of misery.

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

As an incoming freshman into any university/college, I would definitely look for the location of the university or college an...

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

As an incoming freshman into any university/college, I would definitely look for the location of the university or college and its academic opportunities. Adjusting to rural or urban settings may be difficult and should be considered while selecting a school. More obviously, the academic program you are interested in as a student. Look into the curriculum, the staff, and the success of past students of the program. Many adaptations come along with continuing your education, however, these choices about your academic experience will be vital to your happiness and positive views of the chosen school. Lastly, personal interests may also be considered if the student and/or the family are having difficulty making a final decision. If the student participates in athletic events, musicals, drama plays, promotes environmental conversation, or has special social interests are all to be considered in the decision. As a parent, I believe that safety for your child is one of the most important aspects. Most campus are equipped with staff and emergency plans to prevent and respond quickly in case of an emergency. Academically, having the child succeed and enjoy their university/college experience should be considered as a parent.

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

The on campus parking situation is a minor issue however, it tends to be the most negative aspect of Slippery Rock University. Parking spots available for off-campus commuters tends to be competitive. Over my years at SRU the parking situation has been improving but still has insufficient parking spots for those that are required to commute. As an off campus commuter that lives within the town, I choose to walk to campus rather that fight with others that do not have this convenience of walking and must drive.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I do not believe that Slippery Rock University has a specific ?type? of person that would best succeed in its environment. Many of my fellow students have come from various culturally, ethnic, social economical status, and religious backgrounds. Slippery Rock University has a diverse student population in many ways and allows for all types of students to have potential to succeed. My experiences have proven that any student willing to work hard will succeed at SRU.

Trish
What's unique about your campus?

Nice quiet town. I enjoy most of my classes. Professors are usually nice and very helpful.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There are not enough parking spaces. A lot of the professors do not speak english very well

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

make sure that you like the campus and the surrounding environment. meet with a professor from the department you are interes...

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

make sure that you like the campus and the surrounding environment. meet with a professor from the department you are interested in studying during a personal orientation to find out if you will have ample opportunities for learning. make sure there are opportunities to study abroad because an international experience is an amazing experience for students. overall, make sure you enjoy the environment of the campus so that you are guarranteed an amazing college experience!

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

i wish i would have known how amazing it is. i really love this school. the classes are the perfect size, the professors help so much, and the friends that i've met are incredible. i don't think i was ready for the amount of good things that were about to happen before i came here. i'm just so thankful that i came to slippery rock. i feel as though i will be able to succeed in my major and find my dream job

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

the rain. it pretty much rains all the time and i love being outside. so when its rainy and cold, its kinda hard to do fun things to take your mind off of school like whitewater kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing. (there is a ton of that around! which is one reason i love the location of my school.)

Jordan
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are fun, constructive, and enjoy learning the material as much as I do.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are fun, constructive, and enjoy learning the material as much as I do.

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

The right college for each student depends almost solely on the desired career path. Choose a school that has the desired major, but that also has accredidation in that field. As far as social life, I beleive, from traveling to other schools, that social life is virtually the same everywhere. Every individual has the same opportunities to make the most out of their social encounters, and if you want a fun, social, fulfilling college experience, it will be easy for you to make that for yourself wherever you go.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the school is registration, because it is an added stress, and unlike other schools, advisors do not do registration for us.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 7,637
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,862
  • Acceptance rate
  • 69%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.