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Estd 1889Established Year

Slippery Rock University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Pennsylvania-based Slippery Rock University founded in 1889 offers over 150 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate programs in different areas of study like arts, business, communications, physical health sciences, etc. International students from over 30 countries study full-time at this university. The average tuition of the organization is very affordable which makes it a coveted institute of the US Education System for international students.

The institute received 5,370 applications in the fall of 2018. Of the total, the institute offered admissions at an acceptance rate of around 73% and about 40% of them got enrolled. This reflects that the institute is a lightly selective institute to get into and any cnacidate with a decent overall profile is eligible for admissions.

Some of the salient points to be noted when seeking admission at Slippery Rock University is as mentioned below.

  • The university takes in freshman students every fall/spring/summer/winter.
  • It has a rolling admissions basis for the domestic students, but international students have fixed deadlines.
  • Students can apply online and through print application, but international students can only apply online.
  • International undergraduate students are required to submit their documents through mail while international graduate students are needed to send their documents to the graduation’s office.
  • Undergraduate admissions are based on high school performance and not on SAT/ACT scores for international students
  • The cost of attending the institute is 27,062 USD for undergraduates and 31,998 USD for graduates(for international students)
  • Many grants and scholarships upto 6,000 USD available for international students


Application portalAdmissions application (Online/Print)
Application fee30 USD (could vary as per program)
Acceptance rate73%
Average SAT score1010-1170
Average ACT score19-25
Mode of paymentWire transfer/Credit card (VISA/MasterCard/AmEx)/cheque or money order.
Intake seasonsFall/Spring/Summer/Winter
Academic calendarSemester based
Work experienceNot required
Financial aidscholarship, grants, loans and employment

Admission Deadlines

The institute offers a plethora of undergraduate and graduate courses but does not have a fixed deadline for its various programs and instead offers admissions on a rolling basis. The international undergraduate student deadline for the year has been extended and shifted forward to the below mentioned date.

Student typeDeadline
International undergraduate applicantJune 1, 2020
International graduate applicantFall- March 1
Spring- September 1 (dates could vary as per individual programs)

International Student Admissions

The university welcomes international students from all over the world to take part in the programs they have to offer. The university offers a range of undergraduate minors and major and graduate programs for the interested students, in several liberal art fields including, arts, business, engineering and many more.

To apply to SRU, students need to fulfil the requirements as mentioned and submit their applications and documents to the contact listed below.

Application portal:

  1. Undergraduate programs-Online Application
  2. Graduate programs-Online Application

Application fee: 30 USD

Basic Admission requirements:

  • Official, translated transcripts.
  • English proficiency score
  • Copy of passport
  • Verification of finances
  • Recommendations (where required)

English Proficiency Test Scores

Students are required to submit their English proficiency proof through scores on either of the tests. TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, etc. The minimum requirements for the same are,

TOEFL(iBT)- 62
(WBT)- 500
(CBT)- 173
(iBT)- 80

Visa Process for International Students

Students who have been accepted would receive an email regarding their enrolment packet which would contain their I-20 forms, the student would have to clarify what shipping preference they would like. While applying for the visa, students would have to curate all their documents to get their F-1 visa to study in the USA. Few important documents include:

  1. SRU Form I-20
  2. SRU acceptance letter
  3. Copies of your transcripts
  4. Bank statements
  5. Passport

Slippery Rock University Undergraduate Admissions

Slippery Rock university offers over 150+ undergraduate majors and minors for the students to choose from, including, Arts, Business, Communications, Engineering, Technology etc. Students can apply to their programs upon submitting their admissions application, online or printed.

Application portal:admission application (Online/Print)

Application fee: 30 USD

Admission requirements:

  • High school transcripts (a grade 12 class schedule, if available) sent by the school counsellor.
  • English proficiency test scores (International applicants)
  • SAT (school code-2658) and ACT (school code-3716) scores.
Test Name25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Math500580
SAT EBRW510590
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1925

All the documents are to be submitted to

Slieppery Rock University Graduate Admissions

The institute has over 40 graduate programs to offer to its aspirants seeking to study in the USA including degrees like MBA, MS, MA, etc. The requirements for the graduate programs all differ and the portal to apply as well. International students have a limited number of graduate programs they can apply to.

General Graduate Admission Requirements:

  • Completed admission application
  • All academic transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • References (where specified)
  • Resume
  • GMAT/GRE and other standardized test scores
  • Financial statement
  • Copy of the information page of passport

It is encouraged to provide translated transcripts. Credential evaluation by WES and other approved agencies are also high;y recommended. International applicants must confirm their program-specific requirements other than the ones mentioned above.

Application portal:

  1. Domestic student:Graduate Student Application
  2. International student:International graduate student application

The program-specific requirements for some of the popular courses available at the institute are tabulated below.

RequirementsMBAMA in Student Affairs in Higher EducationMS in Athletic TrainingMA in Clinical Mental Health CounsellingMS in Adapted Physical Activity
Application fee$25$30$30$30$25
GRE/GMATGMAT (Waived)GRE/GMAT (Waived)Not requiredGRE/GMAT (Waived)Not required
EssayNot requiredRequiredNot requiredRequiredRequired
Work experienceNot requiredNot requiredRequiredNot requiredNot required
Professional CV/ResumeNot requiredNot RequiredRequiredNot requiredNot required
DeadlinesMarch 1/September 1/December 1/August 1March 1March 1March 1September 1

Majority of graduate programs at Slippery Rock University are conducted online, hence due to the SEVP guidelines, international students can enrol in a few chosen courses only. The university provides an array of financing options for their students including campus employment, Graduate assistantships, etc. Upon getting accepted the students are automatically issued their I-20 forms without needing to apply separately.

To be admitted to Slippery Rock University undergraduate courses, the student should have a strong college preparatory curriculum, extracurricular activities and academic records. A GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to graduate programs.

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