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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 589 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $73,929)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,288)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 13 13 - Yes
Field Hockey - 22 - Yes
Football 81 - - -
Lacrosse - 24 Yes -
Soccer 22 23 - Yes
Softball - 24 - Yes
Tennis - 10 Yes -
Track and Field, Indoor 25 63 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 74 86 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 13 28 - -
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Golf - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.0%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 83.4%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 19
Liquor Law Violation 217
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 5
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Taylour from Bainbridge, PA
  • 5
  • The dorms at Slippery Rock are great! Students will either choose from the older dorms or the newly built ones. Dorm life will allow students to meet new people and…

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  • Amy from Coraopolis, PA
  • 5
  • Slippery Rock recently built 5 new residence halls, which include AC and semi-private bathrooms. Compared to other schools, the dorms are like hotel suites. Anything you could think of is…

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  • Maria from Lancaster, NY
  • 4
  • There are several types of dorm styles available at Slippery Rock, which come at a very reasonable price. The most rudimentary room, being the traditional dorm, is extremely capable of…

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  • Brittany from Burgettstown, PA
  • 5
  • Dorm life at Slippery Rock University is amazing. The Community Assistants are wonderful, caring individuals who are students just like I am and knowing that not only helps me to…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Vincent from Seven Fields, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Slippery Rock University is great. There are many different options for students to choose from when it comes to meal selections. Food and dining also provides students with chances to interact with other students on a frequent basis.

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  • 3
  • sami from elizabethtown, pa
  • I am a current student here

    this one is tricky. i don't want to say sru has the best food, but there are some on campus dining halls that are really good. boozel is not one of those places, unless it is breakfast. boozel has the best breakfast.

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  • 4
  • Amy from Coraopolis, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There are 4 places on-campus to get food: Wisenfluh, Boozel, Rocky's, and Quaker Steak n' Lube. The food, in general, is pretty good. A variety of healthy foods are available, as well as different types of food. Boozel is the only dining hall that isn't great. The rest are delicious!

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  • 4
  • Cassidy from Zelienople, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Starbucks, Weisenfluh, and Quaker Steak and Lube are my three favorite places to eat on campus. Our dining hall, Boozel, is also very nice and accommodating to the students. I am a student with food allergies and I completely back the food and dining on campus.

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  • 4
  • Jordan from Clearfield, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is actually pretty good. I had images of high school type food, but I was pleasantly surprised. Quaker Steak and Lube wings are great on those cold winter days. There are a bunch of options for eating whether it be just a snack or a sit down meal with friends.

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  • 3
  • Brittney from West View, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Food and dining are pretty nice, I wish that you could use meal swipes at Rocky's and not just boozel/the campus drive grill. I don't really use my swipes but I use a lot of flex. The walk to the food places isn't too bad either expect in the winter. Everything is slippery and its the longest, coldest 10 minute walk you'll experience (other than the walk to your classes).

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  • 3
  • Elyssa from Tuckerton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Slippery Rock is hit or miss. The main dining hall, Boozle, has great days and awful days. The salad bar and soups are always good, as well as the pizza and desserts. My favorite place to go is Starbucks and I'm glad a small school like mine has one. I also enjoy the T&B cafe in the library. Quaker Steak & Lube is great when you're craving wings, and Rocky's is great for your little Knick-Knack snacks and wraps. Off campus loactions are great! My favorites include Compadres in Grove City and North County Brewing Company right on Main Street in Slippery Rock.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kristin from Johnstown, PA
  • I am a current student here an amazing experience. The sorority I was in was seriously family. They are all my real sisters. I always have someone to call when things get tough.

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  • 0
  • Elyssa from Tuckerton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not to sure what the greek life is like here. I'm not apart of it. I know there's maybe twenty or more fraternities and sororities. I don't think greek life is that important to the students here. Sports are more important here.

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  • 0
  • Kristen from Volant, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a big part of Slippery Rock. You will find many different sororities and frats all over campus. They are a big part in helping the community and planning different events.

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  • 0
  • Amanda from Butler, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life can be rewarding to a point. My best advice is to join a major/academic/community service fraternity or sorority. Those will really get you noticed. Social sororities can really cost money and are not always for everyone.

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  • 0
  • Adam from New Castle, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in a fraternity, but the clubs and activities fair that was held earlier this semester showed how many Greek Life opportunities there are for students.

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  • 0
  • Patricia from Leechburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I decided to get involved in Greek life my first semester and I am so glad I did. Joining Greek life gave me a huge support system on campus. I am confident that my now sisters are going to be my life long friends.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Venetia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    While I did not go Greek when coming to SRU, many of my friends are Greek and absolutely love it there. They have a lot of fun events and definitely have a good bond among all the sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Colorado Springs, CO
  • I am a current student here

    The interesting thing about Greek Life is that we don't have any specific houses. If you join a frat or sorority you continue to live in the dorm and keep your usual roommates.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Poland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is such a great opportunity and experience at Slippery Rock. Once you the correct match for you, your brothers/sisters will quickly be a family away from home. There are constantly huge philanthropy events being held by all the different fraternities and sororities as well as study hours you will need to complete. Greek life here will keep you focused in school, make you a more rounded person, and allow you to build bonds and friendships that will last forever.

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