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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.2%
Admission Difficulty for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #58 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,929 out of 5,370 applicants were admitted making Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #55 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >82%
1090 to 1170 Avg + 73%-82%
1010 to 1090 Avg - 61%-73%
930 to 1010 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 930 Low <48%
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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

Admission data indicates that Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #61 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 73%-82%
19 to 22 Avg - 61%-73%
16 to 19 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 16 Low <48%
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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

77% of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,132 2,238 5,370
Accepted 2,302 1,627 3,929
Acceptance Rate 73% 73% 73%
Enrolled 894 660 1,554
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 41% 40%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216038 IPEDS survey data for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

FAQs

Does Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania prefer SAT or ACT?

91% of students submit their SAT scores to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1170. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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