Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SRU)

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SRU can be found in Slippery Rock, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 9,700 students are enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score in the range of 1000 - 1170 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SRU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. SRU has an acceptance rate of around 71 percent with 39 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SRU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was reported as 70.6% in Fall 2020 with over 5,780 applications submitted to SRU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SRU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • SRU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.5%
  • 2017-2018: 71.5%
  • 2018-2019: 73.2%
  • 2019-2020: 70.6%
  • Projected SRU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 66.4%

How Does SRU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SRU is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grove City College79.4%
Westminster College66.5%
Geneva College53.2%
La Roche College99.4%
Clarion University of Pennsylvania95.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SRU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 590
Math500 - 580
Total Score1000 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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