Overview

Applicants
7,164
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 530
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 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

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14.66:1
Total Faculty
486
with Terminal Degree
317

249
Women
237
Men
57
Minority
11
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

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."

Degrees

Bachelor's
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

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

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

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,623

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,789

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,302

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,431

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,808

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,320
Required Fees
$930
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,126

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,910
Comprehensive Fee

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)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,384
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

1.10%
Asian
6.40%
African-American
2.33%
Hispanic
72.69%
Caucasian
2.01%
Unknown
12.40%
International

42% female
58% male
90% are full time
10% 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."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
46%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male
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
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
97
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
6

10% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Colonials)
6 Sports

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

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

Student Services

Health
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

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 Laurenzi
Assoc. VP, Enrollment Management

Address
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Phone
(412) 397-5200

Email
visits@rmu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center/PNC Cafe
Residence Halls
Walton Stadium
Arena
Health Club

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Robinson Towne Center Mall (2 miles)
RMU Island Sports Complex
Downtown Pittsburgh (15 miles)
Yorktown Residence Hall and Cafe
Various Restaurants

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

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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