4,243
Students
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22,897
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
83
83%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
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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 50 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs, both on the 230-acre campus and online. For almost a century, the university has provided academic excellence with a professional focus and the personal attention that, together, truly change lives.

RMU built its reputation in business, and that tradition continues with a new home for the School of Business opened in 2011 and accreditation from AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This designation places RMU in the top tier of business schools. The School of Communications and Information Systems opened its new home, Wheatley Center, in 2012, while the School of Nursing and Health Sciences opened its new building, Scaife Hall, in 2015, complete with a suite of advanced medical simulation laboratories with observation rooms. The School of Education and Social Sciences and the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science both are in completely renovated buildings, with state-of-the-art classroom equipment and living and learning areas for each.

Engaged learning is a highlight of an RMU education, and the university provides each graduating senior not only an academic transcript, but also a Student Engagement Transcript, which shows potential employers the student's internships, service-learning activities, study abroad, leadership roles, and other learning that has occurred outside the classroom.

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 will play at Peoples Court in the new UPMC Events Center, opening in 2019, while 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

Address 6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA  15108-1189
United States
Contact Enrollment Services Department
Email: admissionsoffice@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5200
Fax: 412-397-2425

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,407
Applied
5,338
Accepted
4,243
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

3,496
Females Applied
2,879
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,911
Males Applied
2,459
Males Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.51
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported August 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 558 510 600
SAT Math 559 510 600
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

29,060
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Fees

1,240
Full-time student fees
11,400
Room & board
6,340
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

22,897
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,418
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
25,669
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,650
Avg. Loan Aid
12,841
Avg. Grant Aid
16,555
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
71%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,243
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.29%
Black or African American 5.87%
White or Caucasian 73.27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 1.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 3.16%
Other 2.31%

Gender

Male (56.75%)
Female (43.25%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 46%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
BobbyMania, Homecoming and Airband

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, The Saudi Student Club, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Top Secret Colonials

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
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Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Division 1 No
Lacrosse No Division 1 No
Rowing No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

438
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 202
Part-time - 236
Male - 202
Female - 236
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