Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


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Recent Reviews

Meagan
Describe the students at your school.

I have had classmates of every imaginable kind: loud, quiet, studious, levelheaded, freespirted, fun-loving, serious, ect. (r...

Describe the students at your school.

I have had classmates of every imaginable kind: loud, quiet, studious, levelheaded, freespirted, fun-loving, serious, ect. (race and ethnicity are a given and a norm here).

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

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right school. The main thing to remember is that everyone?s different. I suggest carefully selecting a school that meets all of your needs. Definitely avoid transferring which could lead to delays and setbacks in your college career. Some of the things to consider include school size and location (rural vs. city), class size, majors offered, and services provided. A big factor for me was distance from my home. I wanted to be far enough away that I could be independent but also close enough if I needed my family I know they would only be two hours away. To make the absolute best experience, I highly advise students to get involved! Being involved has opens more doors than I could've ever imagined. I?ve had numerous travel opportunities, built an amazing r?sum?, learned much more than what any classroom or textbook could teach me, gained several credible references and even made a few lifelong friends. And the list goes on! Again, everyone is different and it really depends on what you want. I truly believe that I've received the best experience possible.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think Slippery Rock University is a perfect campus for a variety of students. They offer over 160 recognized organization to get involved with, very many majors and a large choice of classes to pick from that will suit any preference. They also have many opportunities to learn about diversity and get involved cross-culturally in and out of the classroom. Walking around campus you can clearly see the diverse range of ethnicities, race, beliefs, values and attitudes. Anyone could easily adapt to SRU campus and community culture.

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

When I was looking into college, I did everything myself. Although I wanted to attend a bigger school then I chose, I am very...

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

When I was looking into college, I did everything myself. Although I wanted to attend a bigger school then I chose, I am very happy with my decision. If parents are involved in the decision I believe that they need to give their child the benefit of the doubt when picking their school, because ultimately it is up to the future college student. Picking the right college? That's hard. I think the best way to make that decision is to apply to all the schools that you are interested in (after visiting their campuses). When you get your acceptance letters back, look at the school websites, and facebook someone from that school. Make a pros and cons list of each school. Your decision will be made for you, and really you won't even realize that is what you're doing. The school you choose will decide almost everything for thre rest of your life, and although a pros and con list seems easy. When you get down to it, it is way harder to do, and it helps you figure out alot that you may not normally think about when making a decision.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors in my department they are very involved, and actually care about the students.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone should attend this school, I think it is a very good university.

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

Well organized and I am very happy with the university.

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

Well organized and I am very happy with the university.

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

I would advise anyone choosing to attend college to first visit the university to make sure it feels right. Try to stay away from choosing a school because a friend is going, this is an individual choice and will be more rewarding if made alone.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is going to drink every night and focus only on social interaction and not focus on schoolwork.

Robert
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Slippery Rock is pretty well known throughout Pennsylvania, and even, I've heard, in further away places such as Texas. I've...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Slippery Rock is pretty well known throughout Pennsylvania, and even, I've heard, in further away places such as Texas. I've been told that our football game scores are shown during University of Texas games at their stadium.

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

Visit the school and surrounding town/area before enrolling. Make sure you take into account the number of students at the college and the ability of the town/city to cover all of your needs during the school year. If you aren't going to be off campus too much then make sure the on campus facilities are to your liking. Plus it never hurts to talk to current students to find out what they think.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Slippery Rock University is good for any kind of student because of the broad range of majors offered. The education department is one of the best in the state. People from all around including New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, New York and other states come here. It is a great value for the quality of education.

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

I am an outgoing woman who loves meeting new people and making others around me laugh.

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

I am an outgoing woman who loves meeting new people and making others around me laugh.

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

Students: College is all about defining yourself. Its a fresh start, a clean slate. It's the perfect time to continue down the path you've set before yourself or change your direction if you've veered off course a little in the past. Take the time to do the extra curricular ativities that take you out of your comfort zone, only then do you grow as a person. Meet new people. Find out what makes you tick, what your passions are. And don't ever take for granted the opportunity before you, because not all are fortunate enough to have the chance at a college education. Parents: Students will be going through many changes and transformations. Take them in stride. Support them even if it's not EXACTLY what you wanted. If they want to change their major, discuss it. If they want to switch roommates, talk about it. We're not little kids anymore, we're adults. Try not to tell us what to do but offer us your opinion so we can make an informed decision. Believe it or not, we are listening.

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

I feel that the university has a lack of diversity. Most students are middle class, caucasian males and females who tend to stick with their own ethnicity when socializing.

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

I would advise students to attend college as far away from home as they can reasonably do. Getting away from your comfort zo...

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

I would advise students to attend college as far away from home as they can reasonably do. Getting away from your comfort zones will force you to reevaluate yourself and grow as an individual. If you are constantly around the same people and ideas your own ideas and opinions will never be challenged and you will never grow as a person. College is about challenging yourself and who you think you are. You cannot do that if you stick with the same people and places you grew up with. I would also advise students to live in school dormitories their first year. It it difficult to make friends at first in a place as big as a university and having a roommate is a great way to start. It makes a world of difference if there's someone in the room when you get back from classes. Finally, don't be afraid to tell someone if you're depressed or confused. These feelings are normal but spiral out of control quickly. I myself was reduce to scratching cuts in my arm before I finally spoke to a friend about it. Friends are there to listen so talk to them.

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

That the amount I owe the school would vary so much from semester to semester. The first semseter I owed $500, the second none, the third and fourth $500 the fifth $1600 and this semester $2000.

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

A variety of students eager to be professionals.

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

A variety of students eager to be professionals.

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

Take a campus tour, walk around and get a feel of the environment before signing up for anything.

What's unique about your campus?

The education department has a lot of resources and good theories.

Barbi
Describe the students at your school.

The students at Slippery Rock University are very diverse, friendly, and all care about their future.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at Slippery Rock University are very diverse, friendly, and all care about their future.

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

The experience you have in college is really important. I would tell students that they need to balance their work and play. I understand greatly that students have to work to make money, but I worked way to much during college. It didnt affect my grades, but it could have. One thing it majorly did affect is the time I had to socialize and make the most out of the college experience. I would also tell them that joining a club or athletic team is great, but there are also some downsides to it as well. Depending on the school, being a varsity athlete will take up so much time. I ran track at a division 2 school and the amount of time that I spent with the team was insane. There are so many positives to it as well, such as the amazing places you will get to go and the great friendships you will make, but I just wish that someone would have told me how much time it was going to take before I did it. Picking the right college and enjoying college is very beneficial to your overall experience ag college.

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

just make sure that all teachers are willing to help students wtih learning disabitlies

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

just make sure that all teachers are willing to help students wtih learning disabitlies

What kind of person should attend this school?

any student who is willing to work hard

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Is how the some of the teachers dont want to work with students who have disablits and are not really worried about trying to find aways to help them and when trying to talk to the president of the school he just passes you on to someone else that cant help because they choice not to its just geting the run around

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

Many parents find it hard letting their children go off to school all by themselves, sometimes hundreds of miles away. I thi...

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

Many parents find it hard letting their children go off to school all by themselves, sometimes hundreds of miles away. I think my parents and I mapped out college life for me perfectly. I knew I didn't want to be too far from home because I love my family very much and would miss them immensely. I'm the perfect distance away, which is about an hour. I can still go home every weekend if I wanted, but I'm still on my own when I need to be. I'd say my advice would be don't go far from home. Going to college in California may sound like a good idea, but it won't be too nice Thanksgiving day when you can't afford a plane ticket home to eat dinner with your family. Also, apply for scholarships or anything that will help you pay the bills. Schooling is very expensive. I'm fortunate enough that my parents are paying for my education, but I still like to help them out with anything I can get, even if it's just $100 that helps me pay for books.

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

I wouldn't change to much I don't think. I wish I would have realized how easy I had it in high school. Alot more studying is involved in college and you have to force yourself to do it, unlike in high school where they force you to study.

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