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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1889
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,545
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $17,918,793
Admissions Address

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1383

Website

http://www.sru.edu

Admissions E-mail

asktherock@sru.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. W.C. Vance
Admissions office telephone: (800) 929-4778
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.sru.edu/pages/5259.asp Tuition deposit: $90 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $175 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 4,848
Total acceptances: 3,421
Total freshman enrollment: 1,432
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,080
Male acceptances: 1,439
Male freshman enrollment: 593
 
Female applicants: 2,768
Female acceptances: 1,982
Female freshman enrollment: 839
Out-of-state freshmen: 13%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,541
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 895
Students enrolled from waiting list: 376

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 10%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 70%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 91%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 87%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 87%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 540
Math: 460 – 550
Combined: 910 – 1090

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.5% 0.6%
600-699 8.4% 10.0%
500-599 40.3% 43.1%
400-499 46.4% 41.4%
300-399 4.4% 4.8%
200-299 0.0% 0.1%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 22%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 23
Math: 17 – 22
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.6% 2.5% 0.6%
24-29 18.2% 15.4% 19.8%
18-23 65.5% 52.0% 50.2%
12-17 15.7% 29.8% 29.2%
6-11 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%

 



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