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Experience the SRU Difference

Learn more about what makes Slippery Rock unique

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Your Rock-Solid Journey Begins Here

With over 150 majors, SRU helps turn your passion into an exciting career

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What’s Your Future Made of?

Reach out to our counselors to help put you on the fast-track to success

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First-Year Students

Meet SRU's Admissions Counselors

Here's the team that can help you with all your admissions needs and questions. You can find out more about our admissions team, as well as contact information for each of them. If you don't want to email an admissions counselor directly, you can call the office at 724.738.2015. We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit Campus

The best way to determine if SRU is the best fit for you is by visiting campus. Check out all of our visit options

Click here to access our virtual campus tour.

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate students PA Resident Non-PA Resident with a 3.0 Non-PA Resident 
without a 3.0
Tuition and Fees* $10,506.70 $14,614.70 $18,472.70

Housing and Food
(residential suite)**

$10,406.00 $10,406.00 $10,406.00
Housing and Food
(traditional hall)**
$6,880.00 $6,880.00 $6,880.00
Total (residential suite) $20,912.70 $25,020.70 $28,878.70
Total (traditional hall) $17,386.70 $21,494.70 $25,352.70

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition and fees as seen above is based on 15 credits. Tuition is a flat rate from 12-18 credits. The Student Life fee is based per credit, so there is a $5 increase for each extra credit of enrollment.

**Housing and food cost as seen above includes a room in a residence hall and a meal plan. A room in the residential suites is based on the Double Studio, the most common room type for first-year students. A room in the traditional hall is based on a Double Room. The meal plan is based on 14 meals per week.

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For more information about dining, go to

Out-of-State Students 

For first-year students at SRU who are coming from outside Pennsylvania, there's a lot of important information to know that specifically applies to out-of-state students. This includes eligibility for reduced tuition, scholarship opportunities, and more. On this page, you can watch our out-of-state student video to see why SRU is perfect for students who are coming from other states. 

Advanced Placement, College in High School Coursework and Dual Enrollment Coursework

SRU's Transfer Admissions team evaluates and posts 5,000+ credits for incoming first-year students each year. Be sure to check out the resources available on the transfer webpage which outlines how SRU processes both AP exam scores and college credits towards a student's degree completion requirements. 

High School Counselors

If you're a high school counselor, SRU has many resources to help students with applying and the admissions process. Not only do we offer events for counselors, but we've compiled the resources needed for high-school students to successfully apply to SRU. This includes requirements, financial aid, campus tours, and academic information.

Learn more about what SRU offers

First-year students at Slippery Rock University benefit from a dedicated admissions team, over 150 majors & minors, out-of-state tuition discounts, and more. Visit any of our resources or contact our admissions team with any questions!