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Academics

Robert Morris University fosters "well-rounded individuals," who graduate "ready to [conquer]…the real world." Located in a suburb of Pittsburgh, RMU provides students with numerous "networking opportunities" and has "high job placement rates." When it comes to academics, students say "RMU has amazing degree programs, especially in nursing, actuarial science and business." Undergrads also love that "professors teach every class." Indeed, you won't find any teaching assistants here. However, you will discover instructors who are "dedicated and engaging." A current RMU student explains: "[Even in] the largest classes, [which] have 50 students…professors still find ways to interact with [everyone]." These instructors "genuinely care about [student] success." One grateful student gushes, "The professors go out of their way to make sure their students are on track. I have had professors email, call, and text me about various things going on in class and in my personal life. It makes me feel like I belong at RMU."

Student Body

Athletics and Greek life at Robert Morris University are popular but don't dominate the culture. For sports enthusiasts, "there is almost always a sporting event that students can [attend] for free," and particularly "when there is a basketball game, you can find the arena filled with students." Undergrads at RMU also love heading to the "athletic complex [that's] about five minutes from the main campus where students can go ice skating or mini golfing." "Greek life is big" as well, but we've been assured that there's no pressure to join: "You can find parties if you want to go to them…they are not ubiquitous." Some students lament that "most people go home" once Friday rolls around. For those who stay on campus, "residence life staff always has activities" like "dances, movies nights, and bingo to name a few activities." When students want a little more excitement, they can always head into nearby Pittsburgh, a quick 25-minute drive, to find "professional sports, concerts, museums, various events, and excellent food experiences."

Campus Life

The student body at Robert Morris University is definite by its "kindness." As one RMU undergrad shares, "Students always go out of their way to hold open doors, help others, and are really courteous to everyone." In terms of diversity, a number of RMU students suggest that the "majority [of their classmates] are white" and hail from "Pittsburgh [or] the surrounding area." A large number of students come "from Saudi Arabia," as well, which makes for nice cultural exchange. RMU attracts undergraduates who are "very motivated academically." Students describe their classmates as "very friendly," which makes it rather "easy to get to know people on campus." "No matter who you run into, you automatically feel comfortable with them." A current student sums the welcoming atmosphere: "Robert Morris feels like a close-knit family."

Overview

Applicants
5,956
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14.6:1
Total Faculty
400
with Terminal Degree
248

210
Women
190
Men
70
Minority
7
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Special Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Manufacturing Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.

  • 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.

  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government.
  • Social Sciences, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Design and Visual Communications, General.


Degrees

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

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 5

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,998

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,216

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,085

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,277

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
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)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,770
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

1.21%
Asian
6.59%
African-American
2.92%
Hispanic
74.88%
Caucasian
1.96%
Unknown
8.89%
International

44% female
56% male
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
49%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Molly Hill

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Learning Disabilities - Evaluation of a learning disability should be made by a Qualified Professional who has comprehensive training and direct experience with the adolescent and adult populations with learning disabilities. For example, the following professions would generally be considered qualified to evaluate specific learning disabilities, provided that they have additional training and experience in the assessment of learning disabilities in adolescents and adults: clinical or educational psychologists; school psychologists; neuropsychologists; learning disabilities specialists; and medical doctors. Documentation of a learning disability should be in the form of a letter, typed on the Qualified Professional?s official letterhead and signed by the Qualified Professional, and must include information meeting the Minimum Documentation Guidelines.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ? Students that are requesting aids or adjustments because of an ADD/ADHD diagnosis are required to submit documentation to enable SSD to determine whether their diagnosis meets the legal definition of disability. A diagnosis of ADD/ADHD does not automatically qualify a student for academic accommodations under the law. To receive reasonable academic accommodations, the student must provide current documentation from a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other Qualified Professional indicating that the disability substantially 5 limits some major life activity, including learning. Students who were diagnosed and did not receive continuous medical or educational support may be required to have a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether academic accommodations are appropriate. Documentation of an ADD/ADHD diagnosis must meet the Minimum Documentation Guidelines.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
164
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
5

14% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Colonials)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Women's Sports (Colonials)
10 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.rmu.edu/counseling (educational resources) RMU also provides Safe Zone Training for faculty, staff and students. A Student Alliance for Equality (student group) is also available. (S.A.F.E ) http://studentlife.rmu.edu/student-clubs-and-organizations/special-interest-organizations-activities/student-alliance-for-equality-safe

Minority Support Groups: www.rmu.edu/mss

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

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
CISCO Dell Polycom

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cheryl Bargerstock
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Phone
(412) 397-5231

Email
visits@rmu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Nicholson Student Center/ Romo's Cafe
UPMC Events Center
Joe Walton Stadium
Scaife Hall- Nursing Sim Center
PNC Cafe and Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Robinson Towne Center and Mall (2 miles)
RMU Island Sports Complex
Downtown Strip District (Pittsburgh :15 miles)
South Side
North Shore (PNC Park and Heinz Field)
15 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh and 5 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
9-5
(412) 397-5231

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
contact visits@rmu.edu

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visits@rmu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
RMU shuttle to residence halls and other locations Greater Pittsburgh International Airport <5 miles

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 60/376. 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 60/376, Flaugherty/Moon). After stop sign, make a second right turn onto Business 60/376 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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