You want the individual attention, small classes, and tight-knit campus feeling of a private college. You also want the resources, professional connections, and job placement success stories of a big-city university. You can have both at Robert Morris University.
Before she came to RMU, Briana Smith wasn’t the outgoing type. “I’d just linger in the background and didn’t want the spotlight on me,” she says. But at Robert Morris, Briana started getting involved—president of her sorority, volunteering at Girls Hope, corporate internships, RMU’s Rising Star Award. Before her senior year started, she already had a job offer to be a banking systems analyst. Then the mayor asked Briana to speak at a press conference. She doesn’t shun the spotlight anymore.
Briana’s story shows how RMU changes the lives of its students. The University offers 49 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate programs, plus several five-year integrated bachelor’s/master’s degrees. And we still have one of the lowest tuitions of any private college in Pennsylvania.
Our 230-acre campus in suburban Pittsburgh is quiet and secluded, a sanctuary from the outside world where students can concentrate on their studies. It’s also a vibrant community where more than 85% of freshmen live in campus housing and where students can seek the spotlight in countless student activities and organizations. They can play on one of our club or intramural teams or cheer on the Colonials from the stands—we’ve got a lot of school spirit, with Division I teams in football, basketball, soccer, and many other sports, including Pittsburgh’s only Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey squads.
But you’re not going to stay on a campus forever. That’s why Robert Morris University puts a premium on getting its students ready for the workforce. Each of our five schools offers a wide selection of internships. With a business, technology, and health care hub like Pittsburgh right on their doorstep, our students have amazing opportunities to get their résumés ready while they are earning their degrees. That’s why our alumni get great jobs with employers like PNC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers or further their studies at top graduate school programs across the country.
Pittsburgh is compact, cultured, safe, neighborly, historic, and very affordable. You’ll find exciting professional sports teams, all kinds of concerts, great museums and parks, and a thriving and varied nightlife. And the region is rich with outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, sailing, whitewater rafting, and a 300-mile bike trail that stretches all the way to Washington, DC.
RMU is a teaching-centered institution, with a 15:1 student-faculty ratio and small classes taught by professors, not graduate students. Our study abroad programs provide opportunities for international study in Australia, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The Patriot Scholars University Honors Program gives students an advanced curriculum, including an honors seminar and thesis project. In addition, over 80% of our graduating class has a professional out-of-class or internship experience before graduation.
Our campus continues to grow, with a new nursing school building equipped with state-of-the-art simulation classrooms and labs joining new buildings for the School of Business and School of Communications and Information Systems. Students can also take advantage of the 32-acre Island Sports Center near campus, with two indoor and two outdoor skating rinks, an indoor driving range, and other athletic and meeting facilities.
Because learning happens outside classrooms too, you will receive a Student Engagement Transcript, which formally documents your involvement in leadership activities, community service, study abroad, internships, and more. We will also give any potential employers who request your academic transcript a copy of your Student Engagement Transcript. That way they can see the whole picture of who you are and how well you are prepared to succeed in your career.
Let us help you build your own foundations for success. Call us to take a tour, or visit our website at rmu.edu to find out more about what we offer.
• Accounting (BSBA)
• Actuarial Science (BS)
• Applied Mathematics (BA)
• Applied Mathematics (BS)
• Biology (BS)
• Business (online) (BSBA)
• Business Education (BS)
• Communication (BA)
• Communication and English Education (BA)
• Computer Information Systems (BS)
• Criminal Justice (on ground and online) (BA)
• Cyber Forensics and Information Security (on ground and online) (BS)
• Data Analytics (BS)
• Early Childhood and Special Education (BS)
• Early Childhood Education (BS)
• Economics (BSBA)
• Engineering (BS)
• English (BA)
• Environmental Science (BA)
• Environmental Science (BS)
• Finance (BSBA)
• Health Services Administration (online) (BS)
• History (BA)
• Hospitality and Tourism Management (on ground and online) (BSBA)
• Information Sciences (BS)
• Management (BSBA)
• Manufacturing Engineering (BSME)
• Marketing (BSBA)
• Media Arts (BA)
• Media Arts (BFA)
• Middle Level Education (BS)
• Nuclear Medicine Technology (BS)
• Nursing (online) (RNBS)
• Nursing (BSN)
• Organizational Leadership (online and on ground) (BS)
• Political Science (BA)
• Psychology (BS)
• Psychology (online) (BA)
• Secondary Education Concentrations (grades 7-12)
- Applied Mathematics
- Business, Computers, and Information
- Social Studies
• Social Science (BA)
• Social Science (BS)
• Sociology (BA)
• Sport Management (BSBA)
• Undecided (BS)
• Undeclared Business (BSBA)
For a complete listing of our academic programs, see our website at rmu.edu.
Robert Morris University has one of the lowest tuition rates of any private university in Pennsylvania. Annual tuition for undergraduates in 2016–2017 is $27,320. Additional tuition charges apply for certain majors. More than 90% of full-time undergraduate students receive some sort of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study jobs. Veterans qualifying under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill can attend RMU tuition free.
Robert Morris University has a rolling admission 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 rmu.edu.