Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


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Recent Reviews

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

Don't chose to go to a college based on what your parents/ friends want, go for you!

What's unique about your campus?

People here are incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. Anywhere you go you can find someone who gives you a warm smile, hello, or holds the door open for you.

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

College is all about balance. You need to balance your schoolwork, social life, and in some cases jobs. Making sure to stay o...

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

College is all about balance. You need to balance your schoolwork, social life, and in some cases jobs. Making sure to stay organized and prepared will help with the college experience. It is very easy to become overwhelmed and stressed but keeping a balance between the important things in your life really helps a lot.

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

How depressing it can be when you don't get to see the sun for a while!

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

Slippery Rock University is a great school, that has it's positives and negatives!

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

Slippery Rock University is a great school, that has it's positives and negatives!

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

I think my advice would be to stay open. Do not choose the first college you visit simply because you like the way it looks. Get active in the process and ask questions, visit a dormitory, ask to see the eating establishments. Remember students you will be investing years of your life in this school! Parents, let your children be the explorers, and you be the capitain. Give your student advise, but let them make their own discoveries! To both: talk it out, your likes, your dislikes. Eventually you will find the right choice!

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

The worse thing about Slippery Rock University is the lack of diversity, as well as the weather. There is little diversity at this school, and the wathe gets bad in the winter.

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

The best advice when choosing a University is to follow your heart. A lot of influence comes from a lot of sources when choos...

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

The best advice when choosing a University is to follow your heart. A lot of influence comes from a lot of sources when choosing a University. Your parents and friends will influence where you go and so will the location of the University but if you know the school isn't for you, don't go there. Also, don't be influenced to choose a school just because your friends from high school are going there. I came up to Slippery Rock with my best friend from high school and we dormed together Freshman year and it wasn't that great of an experience. Honestly, it's better to room with a new person so that you can get new experiences and make a new friend. Overall, just make sure that you study hard for all your classes because it is nothing like high school. If you fail one test, you may only have one other test left for the rest of the semester, it is very demanding. Just do your best and follow your heart and you will succeed.

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

The worst thing about this school is being social. There is a drive to get students social but mostly the organized events are corny, like concerts and things like that, but you don't really go to those kind of things to meet new people, you go with your friends and have a good time. If you do not join a Fraternity or Sorority or play a sport it seems impossible to be socially involved on campus.

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

At Slippery Rock University, it is well known that Education Majors do well and accell in the real world. Being an education major I brag about recieving the best education avaliable and hoping to do my best in the major. We also brag about our football team in respect to the PSAC division. Our gym equipment is all newer also and is open at convinent hours, allowing students to access the gym whenever.

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

Visit the campus and check out a course schedule to make sure it would be a good school for your major. Also, ask people who...

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

Visit the campus and check out a course schedule to make sure it would be a good school for your major. Also, ask people who attend(ed) the school what they think about it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who likes an average sized school and a small town.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants to live in the city or likes a large campus.

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

Slippery Rock is a pretty good school and it offers it's students alot of majors for their students in the future.

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

Slippery Rock is a pretty good school and it offers it's students alot of majors for their students in the future.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for our athletics, student section, and our physical therapy program.

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

I honestly would tell them to start as early as possible because you want to pick the school that is right for you as a parent and child. Some schools are just party schools and others are completely dull. Truthfully, the school should be a little of both because the most important thing is your education but its also good to release some steam and do other activites once the weekend comes. When I first came to Slippery Rock I didn't know anybody and was really scared but after awhile it grows on you and you meet tons of friends and you become apart of the university and don't feel like an outsider. Most kids quit when they face adversity but if you stare it down and keep working hard and trying your best it all works out in the end.

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

To the parents I would have to say, trust your child. They are making their first real life decision. Once they have made t...

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

To the parents I would have to say, trust your child. They are making their first real life decision. Once they have made their decistion talk to them and fully make sure this is where they want to go. Help them look at many scgools close to home and even, the dreaded, out of state! Look over all the brosures and of course the financial information, understand it completely. Go over pros and cons about each school, just so your student knows exactly what is going on. If they seem like they don't care because this is where they want to go, they'll appreciate it in the long run. Some information for the student...go with your heart! If you're thinking about going with a friend, make sure that friend is in it for the long run. Also, make sure you talk to any prof. or advisor you can before you make your choice. Communication is the most important life line that you have. Think of all the great things that you like about the school, but also calculate the not-so-good-stuff that you find out about the school. Even try some peer reveiws.

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

I wish I would have known how much trouble I have gone through. At first I loved it but now trying to keep a GPA up to their par to recieve finanical aid is killing me. I thought that this was the less expensive school that I picked, but that is just because the numbered they gave me were a bit unclear. I also exprected to make a lot of friends because that's how high school was, but since I'm not in a sorority no one seems to want to be friendly to us.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There are a lot of things that happen duting your college experience. I've had a few of them with finiancial sitations and roommates staying on campus so I don't have to worry about next semester. I think the most frustating thing though is scheduling. It is almost impossable to get the classes you need unless you are the first person to schedule. Even if you have your major, the classes are most likely to be filled if you go the second week of scheduling. If you have a major and your classes are full, there's nothing else.

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

I think you need to really take into consideration the student's wants and needs. If they want to look at a school farther t...

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

I think you need to really take into consideration the student's wants and needs. If they want to look at a school farther than you expected them to look at, then let them. College is a great experience and I think everyone should look as many places as possible to find the right location for them.

What's unique about your campus?

Professors are amazing

What kind of person should not attend this school?

i think the university needs more minorities so everyone should look at it

Amanda
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is known for its sports and farternities.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is known for its sports and farternities.

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

Really do the research and don't be afraid to ask questions. People enjoying helpping and answering questions about there school, so just don't be afraid. Sit in the classrooms, to get a feel for the learnig style, you spend most of the time in the classrooms, so sitting in there and finding out how comfortable you are, is really important. Talk to students currently attending, because they know most about the school and the enviroment.

What's unique about your campus?

The people are really friendly on this campus and those who are involve love it and think it is the best place on Earth. You get many chances and oppurtunities here. I love it.

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