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Study at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1889, the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, also known as The Rock or SRU, is a public master's-level university. It is located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania and offers several doctoral programs in cooperation with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The campus covers an area of 611 acres.

SRU offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business, Information and Social Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health, Environment and Science
  • College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
Slippery Rock University's sports teams are known as the Rocks.

Profile of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University is in Slippery Rock, PA. Slippery Rock is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Slippery Rock University issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include music, drama and performing arts, education and teaching, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Slippery Rock University Selectivity

Not all applicants to Slippery Rock University are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 540 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 460 to 550 in 2007.


The most successful professors at Slippery Rock University are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 8, 325 students study at Slippery Rock University .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. Slippery Rock University makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference athletics.

Slippery Rock University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching380elementary school teaching, special ed, secondary teaching, school Counselling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy344health and physical education, athletic trainer, parks and recreation management
Business and Management244business management
Liberal Arts230history, English, sociology, political science, geography, Spanish language, French language, anthropology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling143psychology, physical therapy, clinical social work, Counselling psychology, music therapy
Media88communication studies
Science72biology, science and society, geology, chemistry, ecology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine69registered nursing
Engineering Technician42occupational safety tech
Computer Science and Engineering39information technology, computer and info science
Family and Social Work35social work
Art Studies24art studies
Drama and Performing Arts22dance, drama
Medicine17public health
Conservation and Resource Management9conservation
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy

Contact: Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way

Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1383

General Phone: (724) 738-9000


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