Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
43%
57%
student ratio
4,243
total students
Tuition Cost $29,060 | $29,060
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $22,897
Rolling
fall application deadline
83%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
559
sat math
558
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
24
act composite

Overview

Overview of Robert Morris University

A private, nationally ranked doctoral research university in the suburban hills of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University is just a short drive from the social, cultural, and professional opportunities of a major city. RMU offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, both on the 230-acre campus and online. For nearly a century, the university has provided academic excellence with a professional focus and personal attention.

Gallup studies show RMU students are more likely than typical college graduates to say college prepared them for life after graduation, are more likely to have a job offer waiting when they graduate, earn more, and are more engaged in their careers and thriving in their personal well-being. And with RMU’s Student Engagement Transcript, graduates have a record to show future employers of their leadership and other experiences outside the classroom.

In the last decade, the university has opened new, multimillion-dollar facilities for its School of Business, its School of Communication and Information Systems, its School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and has completely renovated the facilities of its School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and its School of Education and Social Sciences.

Nearly 90% of freshmen live in campus housing, creating a close-knit community and providing students with the chance to make new friends. Visiting international scholars and a variety of opportunities to study abroad -- for a semester or a few weeks -- together enrich students' global perspectives. Students also can choose to join any of RMU's more than 100 clubs and organizations. In addition, nearby Pittsburgh is full of attractions of all kinds, from culture to night life to internship opportunities.

RMU's competitive athletics program fields 16 NCAA Division I teams. The Colonials have won titles and championships in nearly every sport they participate in. Football draws enthusiastic crowds to Joe Walton Stadium. Basketball and volleyball teams play at Peoples Court in the new UPMC Events Center, opening in 2019, and the region's only Division I men's and women's ice hockey teams play at the RMU Island Sports Center, a 32-acre sports and recreation complex. Students can also participate in a number of club and intramural sports.


Location & Contact

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189
USA

Enrollment Services Department

Phone: 412-397-5200
Fax: 412-397-2425
Email: admissionsoffice@rmu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Behavior
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Services Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections and Criminal Justice Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,407
    • Accepted5,338
    • Acceptance Rate83%
    • Enrolled4,243
    • Female Applicants3,496
    • Females Accepted2,879
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants2,911
    • Males Accepted2,459
    • Male Acceptance Rate84%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $30
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.51
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 558 510 600
    • SAT Math 559 510 600
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 21 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$29,060
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,060
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,240
    • Room and board *$11,400
    • Room only *$6,340
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$22,897
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$25,418
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$25,669
    • Average Loan Aid:$6,650
    • Average Grant Aid:$12,841
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$16,555
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 71%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 13%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,243
    • Male Student Percentage57%
    • Female Student Percentage43%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.29%
    • Black or African American5.87%
    • White or Caucasian73.27%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.07%
    • Asian1.06%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races3.16%
    • Unknown or International Student2.31%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout11.85% representing 37 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students13.3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 46%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, The Saudi Student Club, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Top Secret Colonials
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Football No Division 1 Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty438
    • Full-time Percentage46%
    • Part-time Percentage54%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 4,252 students to 281 faculty


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