Slippery Rock University (SRU) believes success requires a foundation of intellectual development, leadership and civic responsibility. A Rock Solid education begins with a comprehensive learning experience combining academic instruction with hands-on learning opportunities in and out of the classroom — a winning combination for success.
For over 125 years, Slippery Rock University has been students’ best choice, first choice institution. Students choose from more than 150 undergraduate programs, over 40 graduate programs, and 20 undergraduate and graduate certificates offered through the College of Health, Engineering, and Science; Liberal Arts; and Graduate Studies.
SRU offers academic programs that launch rewarding careers in the fields of: science, technology, engineering, and math; environment and energy; healthcare and medicine; wellness and fitness; business and communications; technology and computing; humanities, fine and performing arts; and teacher education.
Over the last five years, Slippery Rock University has developed a number of new academic programs from which students can choose. New undergraduate programs include petroleum and natural gas and industrial systems engineering, pre-physician assistant studies, integrated marketing, corporate security, homeland security, physical activity and fitness management, school wellness education, and developmental and neuroscience psychology. New graduate programs include physician assistant studies, data analytics, athletic training, TESOL, occupational therapy, criminal justice and security studies, school nurse certification, teaching online, special education, and public health.
SRU faculty are well-known for their passions — teaching and mentoring students. During a student’s studies at Slippery Rock, the learning environment often includes student–faculty research opportunities, international travel, and high impact practices including hands-on experiences. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities from conducting groundbreaking research in professional-grade labs or interning on the New York Stock Exchange to developing a professional courtroom presence in the pre-law program. In addition, 92 percent of faculty members hold a PhD or other terminal degree, and SRU enjoys 26 national accreditations for academic excellence.
Quality of Learning-Living Environment
The campus, located less than one hour from Pittsburgh, is dedicated to student success. At the heart lies an incredible student center. This 105,000-square-foot facility serves as the central gathering place on campus — from club meetings and leadership seminars to movies and mid-afternoon coffee breaks. It is easy to see that SRU offers the complete student experience and has all of the amenities and opportunities to ensure that learning and growth continue outside of the classroom. Visit SRU’s picturesque campus from anywhere in the world: sru.edu/virtualtour.
The focus of an SRU education goes beyond just earning a diploma — that’s the SRU Difference. The University educates and fosters people who make positive differences in the lives of others. SRU challenges graduates to understand the complex problems of our global society and have confidence in their skills and values to address those problems. The University does this by partnering with students to provide the education and experience they need to achieve a leadership position in their desired field and better their communities.
Recent Reviews from Experts
SRU is the best choice, first choice institution. The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report recognize SRU as one of the best universities in the northern United States. It has been honored as a military-friendly institution, celebrated for its commitment to sustainability, and rated one of the safest college campuses in the nation.
For the last four years SRU has been selected as a College of Distinction for its commitment to engaging students, teaching excellence, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. Slippery Rock University recently received national recognition when it was ranked as one of the top 15 universities in the country by the Education Trust for having shown vast improvements in completion rates for all students over the last decade.
The University’s experience and affordability allow students to follow their most passionate career path, without the burden of tremendous debt. SRU awards more than $4.2 million in merit and need-based scholarships to undergraduate students annually with 30 percent of first-year students receiving these scholarships.
To see the impact of a degree from SRU, look no further than its alumni — who are launching small businesses, working for Fortune 500 companies, teaching in top universities, serving in governmental agencies, and pursuing advanced degrees in top graduate schools. Visit sru.edu/visittherock to learn more.
Experience the Difference at Slippery Rock University
Learn more about SRU’s innovative, flexible, and affordable programs by visiting sru.edu or calling 1-800-929-4778.