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It’s a great time to be at Slippery Rock University – the region’s premier public residential university. Founded in 1889, the University is home to more than 8,712 students. SRU offers a comprehensive learning experience that purposefully combines academic instruction with hands-on learning opportunities – a winning combination for success. We offer more than 60 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs including a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Our Honor’s Program offers academically gifted students an opportunity to study with select faculty in small, highly interactive academic settings both here and abroad. The campus is located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania just 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. The University has an accomplished faculty. 92 percent of our full-time tenure and tenure-track instructional faculty members have an earned doctorate or terminal degree. And, because our most common class size is only 20-29 students, faculty members have time to mentor students and provide the personal attention that has become a hallmark of a Slippery Rock University education.
Slippery Rock University is a student-friendly campus of more than 660 acres set among some of the region’s most scenic forests and lakes. We combine the friendliness of a small, liberal arts college with the resources of a comprehensive university, including 17 Division II NCAA sports and more than 100 student organizations, including academic, professional, honorary, service, recreational, special interest, and social organizations and associations. At The Rock, learning extends beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities from undergraduate research…to community volunteerism…to academic internships…to study abroad…to personal leadership development. More than 2,000 students live on campus in the University’s new suite-style residence halls. Living Learning Communities provide an opportunity for students to live with others who share similar academic, career or personal interests.
|Total Undergraduate Students||7,860|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||8||<1%|
|African American / Black||394||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2||<1%|
|Two or More Races||140||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||358||5%|
|Where do SRU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||10%|
|How old are SRU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||8%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||19 - 23|
|Math||18 - 24||470 - 550|
|English||18 - 24|
|Critical Reading||450 - 540|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||37%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||80%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||80%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.41|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Slippery Rock University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||55%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||92%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||355|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||49%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||16%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||89%|
95% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
36% of all undergraduates live on campus
The SRU campus and community provide a safe place in which to live and learn. SRU employs Certified Police Officers that patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A student safety escort service and emergency light and call stations throughout campus add to our safe environment. All residence hall exterior doors are monitored and require an ID card and pass code for entry. In an emergency, students, faculty and staff receive immediate text message alerts via our free e2Campus warning system.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Slippery Rock University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||12%|
|Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions.||8%|
|Special Education and Teaching.||8%|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.||7%|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at Slippery Rock University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 81%