Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


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Recent Reviews

Chad
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Slippery Rock is the perfect school. We have about 8,000 students, which makes Slippery Rock a medium-sized school....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Slippery Rock is the perfect school. We have about 8,000 students, which makes Slippery Rock a medium-sized school. But, you get to know a core group of students so it generally feels like a smaller school. Some people have the wrong view of Slippery Rock thinking it is a party school. I tell them no matter what school you go to, you will find parties. Overall opinion of Slippery Rock has gone up since I have gone here. I spend a lot of my time in the library. As a graduate student, it is my one place of solace. Not to mention there are computers on every floor, the staff is willing to help with anything you may need, and it is a quiet place to get away and study. The schools administration is honestly amazing. They are truly looking out for the best for their students. The current president, Robert Smith, has truly turned Slippery Rock into one of the best campuses I have ever been to. His positive attitude has really kept the campus on an upward track since he came here. We love our school and are proud of everything we do here. I will always remember the three years I lived in the dorms and the friends that I made there, many of which I keep in contact with still. Also, the faculty and staff on campus are as friendly as they come. I have befriended many of my professors and a couple have been my mentors for years now. The only thing I would change about Slippery Rock is the class scheduling process. Sometimes it is hard to get into classes. But, no matter where you go you will have that problem.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I honestly do not find there are standard stereotypes at Slippery Rock. Greek life is popular on campus but even those who participate in Greek organizations are nice people. The majority of people on campus are friendly and bridge different types of student.

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

Apply to more schools so that you can make a more informed decision. Don't be afraid that you are don't have everything plann...

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

Apply to more schools so that you can make a more informed decision. Don't be afraid that you are don't have everything planned. Apply to as many scholarships as you can. Work on your writing skills. You'll do fine in college as long as you don't procrastinate. Meet new people and get involved it will make senior year more enjoyable and will give you experience for college.

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

A great learning and social environment.

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

A great learning and social environment.

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

Looking back on my high school and undergraduate years, I do not regret anything, but it would have been beneficial to know some things that I wish I had known prior to transitioning to college. I definitely learned a lot about myself during my first year of college. I learned how to manage my time by studying at the library and making schedules in order to get my work done, as well as socialize. In addition, I learned self discipline and taught myself to complete certain tasks such as finishing projects on time and completing honors service hours ahead of time, in order to reduce stress and find time to hang out with friends. Also, I learned how to manage my finances and buy less of what I wanted and more of what was essential such as groceries and school supplies. Overall, I have grown as an individual and I have began helping young individuals, going through the same transition, to better prepare themselves for when they go to college.

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

It's very easy to get distracted in your freshman year, but you have to be fucus. The parties will always be there even after...

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

It's very easy to get distracted in your freshman year, but you have to be fucus. The parties will always be there even after college, so party but study harder and maintain a high grade cause in the end, it counts with the knowlegde you've aquired.

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

The professors are incredible, they work hard to see that students understand and are always available at their offices to render assistance as well.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The city of Slippery Rock doesn't have enogh sociable place where young folks can hang out, meet up, make friends beside on-campus and a few spot that are complecent because they do not feel any completition.

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

Knowing what I know now, I would tell myself not to even hesitate. I would say that I'd have the best roommates, I would meet...

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

Knowing what I know now, I would tell myself not to even hesitate. I would say that I'd have the best roommates, I would meet my best friends, I would get involved in learning a new culture and try to make a difference. I would also tell myself to learn time management much earlier, because second semester would be so much easier. I would say to get involved with the American Sign Language Club much earlier in the year. I would say to focus much more in studying and you probably could of had an A in Statistics. I would want to remind myself that although the winters are almost unbeaerable that the fall and spring weather is very beautiful. And that even though I'm an hour and a half away I don't have to wait to come home on a weekend. I would reassure myself that Slippery Rock University was probably the college I could have gone to.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the school are the people who attend. There is such a diverse group of people that attend this school, and they can become your family. I know that some of the people I met my first semester there will be my life long friends.

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

Not to be so nervous and learn time management. Most first year students are nervous for classes and studying and meeting people. All you need is to balance your time. That was one thing that I learned and also something that my friends helped me with.

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

If I had a way to go back in time to talk to my high school self, I would give myself this very important advice: Get involve...

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

If I had a way to go back in time to talk to my high school self, I would give myself this very important advice: Get involved in as many scholarship programs as possible! My parents are not paying for my college education, yet I live under their roof and am not eligable for financial aid. I now have two options: Move out and wait to become eligable for financial aid, or look for as many scholarships as possible that are not based on the income of my parents. I was lucky enough to receive one scholarship that paid for my first year of school, but I know the next few years will be a hard struggle. This is why I would advise myself to look for as many scholarships as possible. They are out there, and it is important to look for them.

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

The List of No Regrets: Never lose your student ID, it’s your Life Never look back and question your work, have fai...

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

The List of No Regrets: Never lose your student ID, it’s your Life Never look back and question your work, have faith in yourself and your abilities When opportunity comes knocking, answer the door Be yourself, and stay true to who you are Enjoy the dining halls, because you know you can’t cook Find a mentor, and never stop asking that person questions Love Stop being so serious, you know laughing makes you look younger Take as many fun classes as possible, because they keep you calm when you’re in your last year Always say yes! Learn to say No! Dream Big and Play Hard Remember your family is always there for you when you’re feeling all alone Study Study Study Lean your time is money, so don’t be taken advantage of The most important building on campus: The Library, you know that building filled with books Professors won’t bite… hard! It MAY take time, you will eventually create a system to keep track of your assignments, so be patient Enjoy every second of your education Relax

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

That there are too many scholarships for our crapy sports teams, but not enough for our fantastic music, theatre, dance, and art departments.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Thank alot of teachers dont give a dame about you, they would rather go to GHT and meet with you at their satilite office!

Christine
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

SRU has an awesome recreational facility and new dorm layout which will definitely catch your eye, but if egotistical jocks a...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

SRU has an awesome recreational facility and new dorm layout which will definitely catch your eye, but if egotistical jocks and people who are given grades and money just because of their skin color really aren't your thing, I'd look elsewhere.

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

Something I admit to myself almost every day is how I should have listened to my parents and gone to a community or state school starting my freshman year. I went to a private school that I thought would offer the world to me and ended up being stuck on the side of a highway with the same people I’d known since middle school. It was simply 13th grade..no one had grown up, but everyone was always in your business as if it was theirs. That small college was filled to the limit with egotistical students who looked at college as a good time and would never find the true meaning of life for themselves; they would never grow into the person God made them to be. I’ll remember the lesson I learned the hard and expensive way and be sure to send my kids to a state or community school where they have so much more to offer for such a smaller price tag.

What's unique about your campus?

I love that I can feel safe in Slippery Rock. It feels like home.

Tasha
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were intriguing and friendly. There was never a dull moment at Slippery Rock from the moment that I stepped on...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were intriguing and friendly. There was never a dull moment at Slippery Rock from the moment that I stepped onto campus. I went to school with poeple from all over the world and had the opportunity to travel abroad myself. I believe that it is important that we are open-minded about things, we learn so much more from being open to different ideas. I believe that if we are united that we can do mighty things.

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

My school has a cohesive community, I brag to my friends that we were able to work together and as a team. We had round-table discussions, it was not just about partying. We wanted to get to know each other and use that to uplift and motivate each other. There was no black and white, we were just the student body.

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