Think about all the success you hope to build in life—work, family, friends, community. In many ways, it all rests on your university experience.
Each year, Slippery Rock University welcomes students from countries around the world. They come to SRU for the unlimited opportunities that a highly recognized public university can offer. Once here, they find accomplished faculty, exceptional facilities, lifelong friends, and a safe, friendly community.
We can’t wait for you to Experience the Difference at The Rock!
Build your foundation for excellence
With more than 150 challenging academic programs to choose from, taught by our accomplished professors in small classes (24:1 student-faculty ratio), you’ll receive individualized academic and career advisement. SRU offers a comprehensive learning experience that purposefully combines academic instruction with hands-on learning, preparing you for not only your first job but for lifelong career and personal success.
A reputation for caring
Time and again, students and visitors of Slippery Rock agree that they’ve never experienced a more caring and friendly university. For international students, support begins with the Office for Global Engagement, from the application and enrollment process to graduation and beyond. But it doesn’t stop there. From the clerks in the dining halls to our faculty and the highest levels of administration, you’ll find that students are #1 at SRU.
An affordable education
Did you know you can study at SRU for less than half the price of a private university? All new international undergraduate students qualify for a reduced tuition rate upon admission and will be considered for scholarships. Students can also apply for on-campus employment. Additional scholarship funding is available for subsequent years, including scholarships reserved specifically for international students. Additionally, you’ll find a lower cost of living in Slippery Rock than at larger universities in more urban environments.
One of America’s safest campuses
Slippery Rock University is consistently ranked as one of the safest universities in the United States. SRU strivesto maintain a safe campus with the University Police Department available 24/7.
Begin the journey
Admission to Slippery Rock University is on a rolling basis; you can expect personal and timely updates on admission decisions throughout the year. Consideration for admission is selective and is based on your academic record, school leaving exams, and English-language proficiency. For some majors, an audition or portfolio may be required. For August enrollment, you should apply early in the preceding academic year and no later than May 1. For January enrollment, the deadline is October 1. SAT or ACT results, an essay, and letters of recommendation are not required but are always welcome. Get started now and Experience the Difference at the Rock!
24:1 student-faculty ratio
92% of SRU professors hold a PhD.
Students are taught by talented faculty who use powerful and engaging pedagogies and employ state-of-the-art technology. Research is highly encouraged from year one and beyond.
600+ acres of campus
#1 College Housing in Pennsylvania
as rated by Niche; on-campus housing at SRU gives you a fun, friendly, and safe living environment with the best accommodations around.
Top 30 Safest College Towns in America
150+ majors and minors,
including new programs in Civil and Mechanical Engineering
#23 Top Public School in the North
160+ student clubs and organizations
Explore getting involved at sru.edu/core, where you can read about and register to join clubs, organizations, and events or track your involvement as a student.
Top 20 “Best Value” Colleges in Pennsylvania
When you apply for admission as a new undergraduate international student, you are automatically granted a scholarship.