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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
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

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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

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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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%

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

  • 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


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

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
$28,210
Required Fees
$1,210
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,150

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,180
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

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

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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