Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus
Robert Morris University campus

From the School

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.

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From The School

Robert Morris University has a rolling admissions process. Students are considered for acceptance as soon as their application materials are received and evaluated. Applications, official transcripts, official test scores and letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Office of Admissions, Robert Morris University, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108. Apply for free on the RMU website at


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Other programs open to qualified undergraduate students include: the University Honors Program, in which students follow an advanced curriculum including an honors seminar and thesis project, and Study Abroad, which offers opportunities for international study in such places as Australia, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Robert Morris University offers more than sixty undergraduate programs of study: accounting, actuarial science, advertising, biology, biomedical engineering, business, communication, competitive intelligence systems, computer information systems, corporate communication, criminal justice, cyber forensics and information security, economics, education (early childhood, special education, middle level, and business education), engineering, English, environmental science, finance, graphic design, health services administration, history, hospitality and tourism management, industrial engineering, information sciences, intelligence systems, journalism, management, manufacturing engineering, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering, media arts, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, organizational leadership, photography, political science, pre-medicine, professional communications/information systems, psychology, public relations, social science, sociology, software development, software engineering, special education, sport management, sport psychology, theater, TV/video production, web design, and writing.

Fully online bachelor's degree programs are available in business, criminal justice, cyber forensics and information security, English, health services administration, hospitality and tourism management, organizational leadership, psychology, and RN–M.S.N.

The University offers five-year integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs, medical school affiliation, cooperative education programs, an integrated 3+3 J.D. program with Duquesne University School of Law, and an honors program.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

  • Education

  • Business Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services Administration
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General

Students Say

Robert Morris University is a school where "opportunity" abounds and undergraduates are destined "to grow as individual[s]." The university has a reputation for doling out a generous number of scholarships, ensuring it offers an "affordable" higher education for all. And, given that it's armed with a "beautiful" campus and "small class sizes," it's easy to see how students are charmed by this school. While undergrads can pursue a number of interesting academic disciplines, they are quick to highlight the "top notch" actuarial science program. Students also proudly note that Robert Morris has "one of the best media arts programs in the state of Pennsylvania." Of course, no matter the chosen course of study, students should be prepared for "a rigorous curriculum." Fortunately, it's evident that "the professors really care about what they're teaching." A marketing major agrees with this sentiment sharing, "Most are passionate about what they teach and it makes the class so much more interesting as well as makes you want to learn more about the subject." Even more important, professors are invested in their students. As one communications major brags, "One of my professors gave me a hug when she found out about my internship. I don't believe that happens at many schools." Overall, they aim to provide students with "the best possible learning experience."


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Denis P. Rudd, Ed.D., CHA, FMP
Professor and Program Director, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Timothy J. Hadfield, M.F.A.
Associate Professor and Department Head, Media Arts

Winston F. Erevelles, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, School of Engineering, Math and Science

George W. Semich, Ed.D.
Associate Professor and Department Head, Secondary Education and Graduate Studies

Carl A. Ross, Ph.D., RN
Professor, Nursing

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Robert Morris University has one of the lowest tuition rates of any private university in Pennsylvania. The annual tuition for undergraduates in 2015-16 was $26,330, based on a 24to 36-credit, two-semester schedule. Additional tuition charges apply for certain majors. Room and board fees were $10,440 annually, based on standard residence hall double occupancy and the Patriot meal plan.

Financial Aid

Eighty-nine percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and work-study jobs. Veterans qualifying under the Post-9/11 GI Bill attend RMU tuition-free.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender


From The School

A wide range of activities and experiences is available at RMU, and students are encouraged to get involved in existing activities or establish new ones. Student organizations include academic/professional organizations, student government, honor societies, service and philanthropic organizations, fraternities and sororities, and special interest groups and activities. RMU has several intramural sports leagues, 17 club sports, and 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics teams: basketball (M/W), cross country (W), football (M), golf (M), ice hockey (M/W), lacrosse (M/W), rowing (W), soccer (M/W), softball (W), indoor and outdoor track & field (W), and volleyball (W).

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



44% female
56% male
88% are full time
12% are part time

Students Say

Robert Morris University tends to attract a lot of "white [students] from the suburbs," many of whom could also be defined as commuters. Interestingly enough, we're told that there's also "a large Saudi population" which certainly adds to the diversity on campus. Of course, if you look beyond this convenient categorization you'll discover a student body full of "friendly" individuals who are "very laid back" and "accepting of all types of people." A content nursing student explains, " You will typically see a smile anywhere you turn on campus. People want to help others here. It doesn't matter what kind of person you are, all people interact on this campus." A sports psychology undergrad chimes in saying you "cannot walk across campus to [your] classes without seeing someone [you] know." And, even if you're shy, there's no reason to worry about socializing here. Another nursing student assures us, "it's easy to fit in with people when you join clubs and find people with common interests."


From The School


Robert Morris University's main campus is on 230 scenic acres of rolling hills in suburban Moon Township, Pa. The campus is continuously growing and changing to meet the needs of its students. In recent years RMU has added new apartment-style residence halls as well as new buildings for the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The completion in 2015 of Scaife Hall, which includes a new nursing simulation center, means that each of the university's five schools has its own home, each fully equipped with learning technology, including state-of-the-art laboratories and studios, simulation equipment, and videoconferencing. Learning resources include a traditional library with more than 137,000 bound volumes, 80 reference databases, and 600 periodical subscriptions.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Pittsburgh is regularly named by major publications as one of the country's most livable cities. The city is compact, cultured, safe, neighborly, historic, and very affordable. Besides big-city offerings like professional spectator sports, concerts, museums, amusement parks, and a thriving and varied nightlife, the region is rich with outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, sailing, whitewater rafting and a 300-mile bike trail that stretches to Washington, D.C.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

Some undergrads bemoan RMU as a "backpack college," hinting at the idea that "most people go home on the weekends." However, many others counter that "the school has a lot of spirit" and insist that there's plenty to take advantage of. To begin with, "club and intramural sports are [quite] popular." And students love cheering on their fellow Colonials at hockey and basketball games. Additionally, when the weather permits, many undergrads can be found "playing sand volleyball and ultimate Frisbee." The Greek system is also fairly robust here and "many people are involved in fraternities and sororities." They tend to frequently "hold events to raise money and they receive a great turnout." Finally, when students are anxious to get off campus, they can head to nearby Pittsburgh and take advantage of the cultural and social opportunities the city offers. As a cyber forensics and information security major confirms, there's "plenty of restaurants, shopping and night life in this area." And outdoor enthusiasts can find "recreation activities like golfing...and trails for biking, hiking, etc."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

10% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Colonials)
6 Sports

Ice Hockey
Women's Sports (Colonials)
9 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Carnegie Mellon University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Links to vendors of discounted computer hardware and software are provided on the University's WWW site.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Kellie Laurenzi
Dean of Admissions

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

(412) 397-5200


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center
Residence Halls
Computer Labs
Athletic Center
Health Club

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Robinson Towne Center Mall
The Pointe (shopping area)
Downtown Pittsburgh
Village of Sewickley
Local Restaurants and bars

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
(412) 397-5200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Scheduled buses Taxis RMU shuttle to residence halls and other locations Greater Pittsburgh International airport (5 miles away)

Driving Instructions to Campus
Robert Morris University 6001 University Boulevard Moon Township, PA 15108 From the North Take I-79 south to Exit 66, Sewickley/Emsworth. Follow Route 65 toward Sewickley. At the third light, turn left and cross the Sewickley Bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn right and follow the Orange Belt 1.5 miles to the second light. Turn left into RMU. From the South Take I-79 north to the Airport-Route 22/30 West Exit. Follow Route 22/30 to Route 60 north. Take Exit 3, Business Route 60, and go three miles to the second light. Turn right on University Boulevard and follow 1.5 miles to the fourth light. Turn right into RMU. From the East Take the PA Turnpike or I-80 to I-79 south. Follow directions from the north. From the West Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 1-A. Follow Route 60 South (50-cent toll) for 24 miles to Exit 8, 60 Business-Moon (there is an RMU sign at this exit). Proceed four miles; turn left onto University Boulevard; it is approximately 1.5 miles to the University entrance on right. From Monroeville Take Route 376 to downtown Pittsburgh and follow signs to Fort Pitt Bridge. Proceed across Fort Pitt Bridge into Fort Pitt Tunnels and onto 279 West. Continue by following directions from downtown Pittsburgh. From Downtown Pittsburgh Take 279 West toward Pittsburgh International Airport. You will proceed on Route 22/30 West which will become Route 60. Proceed to Exit 3, Business Route 60. Turn right at the second traffic light which is a major intersection at University Boulevard. Follow to the fourth traffic light, approximately 1.5 miles. The University entrance is on the right. From Pittsburgh International Airport Airport Exit to Route 60 North (Moon-Beaver). Follow to Exit 8 (Business 60, Flaugherty/Moon). After stop sign, make a second right turn onto Business 60 South (Moon). Follow for two miles, making a left turn at the third traffic light onto University Boulevard. Follow to fourth traffic light, approximately 1.5 miles. The University entrance is on the right.

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