A private university in Pittsburgh's suburban hills, Robert Morris University (RMU) is set on a 230-acre former estate that is a short drive from the cultural and commercial opportunities of a major city. Founded in 1921, RMU offers more than sixty undergraduate programs and twenty graduate programs, including many online options, providing more than 5,400 students academic excellence with a professional focus.
The University built its reputation in the business fields of accounting, finance, marketing, and management. It has grown to include programs in communications, information systems, engineering, mathematics, science, education, social sciences, and nursing. RMU uses a Student Engagement Transcript to document internships, service-learning activities, study abroad, leadership roles, and other learning outside the classroom. This focus on engaged learning contributes to the 92 percent placement rate of graduates within a year of graduation.
RMU is a teaching-centered institution featuring small classes taught by professors and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. The last five years have seen construction of new buildings for the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, along with major expansion and renovation of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science and the School of Education and Social Sciences. New residence halls accommodate a growing student population on a campus that has transformed from commuter to residential, with more than 85 percent of freshmen living in campus housing.
Visiting international scholars and a variety of opportunities to study abroad—for a semester or just a few weeks—enrich students' global perspectives. Students can participate in any of nearly 100 clubs and organizations. The Student Life Office organizes dances, parties, movie screenings, comedy acts, health and wellness fairs, educational programs, and day trips. Business organizations, professional clubs, and honor societies provide students with career preparation opportunities.
The University's competitive athletics program fields sixteen NCAA Division I teams, and the Colonials have won numerous titles and championships. . Basketball is a particularly strong program; the men were 2015 Northeast Conference champions and won their first round game in the NCAA Tournament, while the women's team won the NEC and advanced to the NCAA Tournament the year before. Coach John Banaszak, former Pittsburgh Steeler and three-time Super Bowl winner, leads the football team at Joe Walton Stadium. Nationally ranked 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 on campus.
For more information, visit www.rmu.edu.
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