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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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Slippery Rock University enrolls approximately 8,850 students, representing 41 different US states and nearly 37 different countries. As a state university, costs are reasonable. Also, we're pleased to announce that for 2011-2012 tuition has been reduced for international students. The expansive campus is located in a beautiful rural setting, yet is only 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, the second largest city in Pennsylvania. Activities abound outside the classroom, with 17 NCAA Divison II mens and womens sports, more than 150 clubs and organizations, and an extensive selection of concerts, lectures, movies, and special events. A wide array of student services, including on-campus housing, are available.

Areas of Expertise

Over 160 degree programs are offered at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the Colleges of Business, Information & Social Sciences, Education, Health Environment & Science, and Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:194 bedsLowest: $2,964Highest: $7,954
Male only:45 bedsLowest: $6,828Highest: $6,828
Co-ed:2,675 bedsLowest: $3,286Highest: $7,954

Cost US dollars based on two semester occupancy. Most rooms double occupancy. Some singles and triples available, as well as apartments for four students.

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus housing includes private rooms, private residence halls, and apartments.

Incoming Students

Full-service international office to assist students through admission, orientation, adjustment, visa/travel needs, personal/social/cultural issues, and alumni services.

Career Planning

Available for on-campus employment, internships, summer jobs, and graduate study and employment upon graduation.


NCAA Division II


Students are encouraged to get involved in activities and organizations that complement their classroom experiences, provide opportunities for leadership skill development, and that further individual interests. More than150 different student organizations are currently recognized, including academic, professional, honorary, service, recreational, special interest, and social organizations and associations.

Information Technology

716 computers available on campus for student use. All residence halls wired for Internet.

Special Services

Office for Students with Disabilities available to assist students with special needs. Mature students encouraged to enrol. On-campus day care centre available. Developmental courses and tutoring available. Student counselling centre available on-campus.

Affiliated Institutions

One of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

International Involvement

Exchange programs available in over 20 countries. Program length from 10 days to one year.

Campus Tour

Available upon request.

Modified on July 13, 2011