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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was awarded 68 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

SRU landed the #493 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

SRU also holds the #42 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SRU?

Acceptance Rate

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to SRU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 580. Math scores were between 500 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania  ( 500 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania  ( 500 to 580 )
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SRU received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania  ( 19 to 24 )
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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at SRU for first-time, full-time students is 52%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at SRU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,517 undergraduates at SRU with 7,032 being full-time and 485 being part-time.

SRU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

SRU scored 42.36 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  42.36 out of 100
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How Much Does Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of SRU is $19,614. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SRU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,652 $15,017 $18,911 $22,555 $23,424

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SRU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SRU, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $8,913 a year. That adds up to $35,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SRU is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SRU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SRU make about $41,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Slippery Rock draws many to the area.

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Location of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for SRU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1383
Phone: 724-738-9000
Website: https://www.sru.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slipperyrockuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/slipperyrocku

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 1,807 received undergraduate degrees and 501 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Quality Control Technology 194 $57,900
Public Health 136 $31,100
Health Sciences & Services 134 $29,200
Interdisciplinary Studies 100 $28,600
Communication & Media Studies 97 $29,800
Nursing 95 $63,000
Special Education 93 $32,800
Health & Physical Education 71 $28,800
Criminology 66 $30,200
General Psychology 62 $28,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SRU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,818 students took at least one online class at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 2,742 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,818 1,041
2016-2017 2,742 1,078
2015-2016 2,479 1,126
2014-2015 2,127 1,003
2013-2014 1,630 840

Learn more about online learning at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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