Slippery Rock Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search

The best time to search for off campus housing at Slippery Rock University is during the months of September and October. Grab your pen and paper, pull up your browser and start searching for places that suit your wants and needs. Get it done early before the holidays and save yourself some anxiety—family bonding and distant relatives can be stressful enough.


Rent In Slippery Rock, PA

Rent in Slippery Rock is relatively cheap compared to other college towns. It’s not to live alone, let alone with roommates. If you're looking for privacy, studios and one bedroom apartments are reasonably priced. If you need room to stretch your legs, living in a larger place with roommates can save you some major cash. 

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$447 $621 $575 $422 $497

Life in Slippery Rock, PA Where to Have Fun

Occupying one of the largest campuses in the western part of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock has an excellent selection of activities to partake in with friends or family. From candy shops to wineries to a trove of state parks, you'll never be at a loss for something to do.


Highlights include:

·      Winfield Winery Tasting Room

·      Shannon’s Kandy Kitchen

·      McConnells Mill State Par

·      Grove City Premium Outlets


In the mood for something other than ramen and Red Bull? Slippery Rock provides a great selection of restaurants and bars for people passing through town. There are many places close to campus that are walkable or just a short drive away. Take your pick!


Best Restaurants:

1. Ginger Hill Tavern

2. Red Rocks Falls

3. Coffaro’s Pizza

4. North Country Hill Brewing Company

5. B&J Coney Island


Slippery Rock, being an artsy college community, has many outdoor activities to take part in. Street fairs happen often, and it's not uncommon to hear outdoor concerts or jazz musicians serenading sidewalk-dwellers. If you’re an early riser, make sure to make your way down to the Slippery Rock Community Farmers Market to grab some local goods, open from 9am-noon. Also, many people enjoy passing through the Moraine State Park and Jennings Environmental Education Center to get some exercise and explore the wildlife.