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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA
  • Public
    4 year
  • 7,583
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 24%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $11.8K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Experience the Transfer Difference at Slippery Rock University! SRU is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Located in Western Pennsylvania, one hour north of Pittsburgh, SRU offers more than 150 academic programs and a variety of academic, cultural, and social opportunities. Read more about a Transfer Made Easy and what SRU can do for you!
Over 82,500 courses transfer into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
slippery rock university modern seal
aerial of residential village on campus
slippery rock university campus sign
students wearing 'i love sru' t-shirts
equestrian team with horse and instructor
student boarding the 'happy bus' at sru
person rock climbing with a yellow helmet
tv studio setup with 'around the block' on screen
student smiling in front of campus building
students and instructor with lab equipment
student in hard hat by 'msa safety' sign
dancers practicing at ballet barre
graduate holding diploma, cheering
aerial view of campus buildings
overhead shot of circular campus building
aerial campus view with fall foliage
campus building with clock tower in snow
students moving belongings with cart
rotc training with instructor and cadets
new students seated in colorful sections
football team in huddle on the field
stadium with purple sky at dusk
mascot with cheerleader on football field


Founded 1889
Total Faculty 435
Full-Time Undergraduate 7,057
Part-Time Undergraduate 526
Application Acceptance Rate 65%
Transfer Students 1,789
Programs 369 Programs
Courses 4,096 Courses
Transfer Agreements 447 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 82,649 incoming Equivalencies
5,431 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $10,500
Out-of-State Tuition $18,475
Books and Supplies $1,550
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 79%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $5,854
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 53%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $5,974
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    SRU considers all admissions applicants for scholarships; there is no separate application. Please see the Transfer Admission website for current information.
  • Tuition and Fees:
    SRU offers an out-of-state tuition reduction for transfer students who enter with a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0. This typically results in a yearly tuition cost savings of approximately $3,500 as compared to the full out-of-state tuition rate.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes! SRU has a long-standing history of providing excellent service to transfer students. The admission, scholarship, and credit evaluation processes are housed in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, making possible a streamlined transition.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    1400 for fall/spring/summer terms
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    1100 for fall/spring/summer terms
  • Percentage Accepted:
    65% Accepted
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    74% Enroll at the University
  • Transfer Agreements:
    SRU participates in the Pennsylvania Program-to-Program Statewide Articulation Agreement program. These agreements are between the 14 Pennsylvania community colleges and Lackawanna College, and SRU. Currently, there are approximately 280 agreements.
  • Degree Completion Programs:
  • Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
    SRU will consider transfer credits for coursework recognized by NOCTI and recorded on an Excelsior transcript.

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Summer/Fall - no deadline, however ideally, January-March
Winter/Spring - no deadline, however ideally, no later than October 1

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    2.0 and Academic Good Standing. Some academic majors may require a higher cumulative GPA for admission to their programs.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary institution. An official high school transcript is required if the applicant has attempted less than 30 college credits.
  • SAT Scores:
    SAT/ACT scores are not required of transfer students.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Letters of recommendation are optional.
  • Essay:
    Essays are optional.
  • Application Fee:
    $30 application fee is required.
  • Interview:
    Interviews are not required.
  • Associates Degree Required:
    Associate Degrees are not required.
  • Other Requirements:
    Applicants to Nursing programs are asked to submit proof of RN licensure, once earned. Applicants who have military experience are encouraged to submit a JST or CCAF transcript for consideration of college credit.
  • Request More Information:
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    SRU will consider for transfer all non-developmental post-secondary credits from appropriately accredited institutions for which a letter grade of D or greater was earned.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    No limit to number of transfer credits. Refer to SRU catalog - Transfer Credit Policy webpage for more details:

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
United States
Main Phone:
724-738-2015, option 2


Transfer Admission Contact:
Emily Price
Associate Director of Transfer Articulation, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
724-738-2015, option 2
Financial Aid Contact:
Alyssa Dobson
Director, Financial Aid
Veterans Services Contact:
Amber Korcok
Veterans Certifying Official, Enrollment Management
International Admissions Contact:
Sierra Bell
Assistant Director for International Admissions & Recruitment, Office for Global Engagement
Athletic Director Contact:
Dr. Roberta Page
Director, Athletics
Last updated on 9/11/2023 by Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.