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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 74%.  It ranks #43 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,040 out of 5,461 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 980/1150 ACT 19/25). Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT 
91%
SAT Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 890. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania ranks #43 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1150 and Above Good >84%
1065 to 1150 Avg + 74%-84%
980 to 1065 Avg - 60%-74%
895 to 980 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 895 Low <44%
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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 18
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 24
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 #38 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >84%
22 to 25 Avg + 74%-84%
19 to 22 Avg - 60%-74%
16 to 19 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 16 Low <44%
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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.51
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania?

Applicants require very good grades in high school 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 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 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 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 18.03% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.92% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.48% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.91% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.79% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

75% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,237 2,224 5,461
Accepted 2,434 1,606 4,040
Acceptance Rate 75% 72% 74%
Enrolled 853 610 1,463
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 38% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
152

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $30.

Application 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 Application 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

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?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Admission competition is low and the college has easy 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 980 and 1150. 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.