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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 campus is growing, with new buildings for both the School of Business and the School of Communications and Information Systems, and a new nursing simulation center due to open in 2015. New residence halls accommodate a growing student population. More than 85 percent of freshmen live 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. The men's basketball team famously upset the reigning NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats in the Charles Sewall Center in the first round of the 2013 NIT. 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 with two ice rinks, two multipurpose rinks, an indoor golf driving range, a miniature golf course, a pro shop, and a restaurant and banquet facility. 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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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 www.rmu.edu.

Overview

Applicants
6,064
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 590
SAT Math
470 - 570
ACT Composite
20 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
September 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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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, cyber forensics and information security, economics, education (specializing in grades preK–4, 4–8, or 7–12), 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, 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

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
482
with Terminal Degree
273

248
Women
234
Men
56
Minority
6
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

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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 2014-15 was $25,380, based on a 24to 36-credit, two-semester schedule. Additional tuition charges apply for certain majors. Room and board fees were $10,250 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.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,939

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,359

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,981

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,351

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,315

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,380
Required Fees
$674
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,966

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

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

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

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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
4,574
Out of State
13%

International
12%
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

1.15%
Asian
6.91%
African-American
2.03%
Hispanic
84.12%
Caucasian
3.11%
Unknown
11.76%
International

44% female
56% male
13% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

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Location

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

RMU emphasizes technology, whether you're an aspiring engineer, designer, nurse, or news anchor. Our state-of-the-art facilities include science and nursing laboratories, an industry-grade engineering laboratory, a cutting-edge design studio, and the region's second-largest television studio.

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.

Student Organizations & Activities

RMU emphasizes technology, whether you're an aspiring engineer, designer, nurse, or news anchor. Our state-of-the-art facilities include science and nursing laboratories, an industry-grade engineering laboratory, a cutting-edge design studio, and the region's second-largest television studio.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
97
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

14% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I


Men's Sports (Colonials)
5 Sports

Basketball
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Women's Sports (Colonials)
8 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh

Sustainability

Green Rating
70

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
35

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
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
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kellie Laurenzie
Dean of Admissions

Address
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Phone
(412) 397-5200

Email
admissionsoffice@rmu.edu

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
M-S
9-5
(412) 397-5200

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissionsoffice@rmu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

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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Key Stats

6,064
Applicants
4,574
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists