SRU ranked one of the nation’s best public universities


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May 9, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been named a "Best Public Colleges and Universities" for 2018 by

SRU, ranked No. 98, was the only institution from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education to make the Top 100. Others making the list of more than 350 schools included Shippensburg (149), West Chester (166), Mansfield (211), Kutztown (247), Bloomsburg (270), Clarion (273), Millersville (291) and Indiana (334).

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The methodology used by to determine an institution's ranking is comprised of two parts: a "Publisher Rating" which is an average of all rankings from publishers like U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education and Forbes; and the "Student Review Rating" which averages all of the legitimate student reviews from sites like Cappex and My Plan. Together, the two combine to form the score.

"Public colleges and universities are a vital part of higher education in America," said Carrie Sealey-Morris, managing editor, "Public schools generally provide a more affordable and accessible option for students than private colleges, helping to democratize higher education and build a more broadly educated citizenship.

"College Consensus is interested in the big picture, not relying just on one perspective or methodology. National publishers use surveys, investigation and statistics to rank colleges, while students writing their own reviews use their own experience. College Consensus gives every method and voice its due, letting the unsung but much-loved smaller colleges have their day right alongside the biggest names."

To view the complete rankings, click here.

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