Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


Undergraduate: 6,921
Graduate: 1,503
Total Headcount: 8,424

SRU named a 2021 Best Regional University and Top Public School by U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report today released its 2021 Best Colleges rankings and Slippery Rock University is again receiving plaudits from the national publication. SRU ranked 83rd on the "Best Regional Universities - North" list and 23rd on the list of "Top Public Schools - Regional Universities (North)."

SRU earned a spot on the publication's Best Regional Universities list for a 12th straight year in 2021.​


 Points of Pride

A leader in campus sustainability, Slippery Rock University, with its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2037, has been recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, a Top 100 “Cool School” by the Sierra Club and in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges.

Slippery Rock University is one of more than 240 institutions recognized with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a national standard used by institutions for self-assessment and quality improvement of their community engagement.

Slippery Rock University has 103 student-athletes who have earned the prestigious Academic All-America honor dating back to 1970 when the award originated. The total ranks first among all institutions in the PSAC and sixth among all NCAA Division II.

Faculty-student research is an area of emphasis at Slippery Rock University, from the Physics and Engineering Department receiving a NASA grant to build a portable cryogenic atomic force microscope to the exercise and rehabilitative sciences professors, students and alumni leading innovative research about inter-arm blood pressure differences. 

Slippery Rock University’s first- to second-year student retention rate is 82.8% and its six-year graduation rate is 69%, which far exceeds the national average.  

 Notable Alumni

​Robert Stevens ’76 -  CEO (Retired) Lockheed Martin Corporation 

​Charles Sheetz ’78 - Executive Vice President, Sheetz Corporation 

Vivian Stringer ’70 - Head Women's Basketball Coach, Rutgers University

​Michael Wolf ’88 - Former Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Brandon Fusco, ’10 – Former NFL football player​