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Robert Morris University Overview

Located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University is a private not-for-profit institution. Moon Township is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Robert Morris University Known For?

953 Undergraduate Awards
$35,045 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at RMU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at RMU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from RMU makes roughly $47,700 a year. This is 17% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Robert Morris University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at RMU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Telecommunications Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards RMU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#88 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#116 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#155 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Robert Morris University?

Location of Robert Morris University

Contact details for RMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108-1189
Phone: 412-397-5443
Website: www.rmu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RMUpgh
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rmu

How Do I Get Into RMU?

You can apply to RMU online at: https://sentry.rmu.edu/OnTheMove/wpf_adm.startup

Admission Requirements for RMU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into RMU?

83% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
RMU has an acceptance rate of 83%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to RMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 510 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 510 to 600 )
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800
RMU received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 19 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Robert Morris University?

$35,045 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of RMU is $35,045. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At RMU, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $9,618 a year. That adds up to $38,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at RMU is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Robert Morris University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,683 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,005 undergraduate students at RMU, with 3,683 being full-time and 322 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  RMU

There are also 890 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,683 full-time undergraduates at RMU, 56% are male and 44% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  RMU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Robert Morris University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of RMU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 40
Black or African American 213
Hispanic or Latino 98
White 2,718
International Students 412
Other Races/Ethnicities 202

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Robert Morris University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 50 countries are represented at RMU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Robert Morris University

672 Took All Classes Online
1,751 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at RMU. In 2017-2018, 1,751 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at RMU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of RMU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Robert Morris University was -4.3%. This is the #2,441 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at RMU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of RMU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
Computer Software & Applications 30%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15%
Curriculum & Instruction 18%
Education 6%
General Psychology 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 15%
Hospitality Management 28%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at RMU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at RMU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Systems Analysis #9
Economics #23
Engineering-Related Fields #55
Hospitality Management #61
Public Health #110
Information Technology #143
Curriculum & Instruction #145
Human Resource Management #165
General Psychology #172
Engineering Technologies #189
Social Sciences #226
Psychology #232
Criminal Justice & Corrections #452
Computer & Information Sciences #470

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Robert Morris University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 108 6 30 32 176
Business Administration & Management 5 67 12 90 0 174
Other Engineering 0 100 0 0 0 100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 54 0 43 0 97
Accounting 0 82 0 0 0 82
Human Resource Management 0 26 0 43 0 69
Marketing 0 65 0 0 0 65
Finance & Financial Management 0 57 0 0 0 57
Computer Software & Applications 0 8 0 48 0 56
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 22 18 0 0 0 40
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 18 22 40
Communication & Media Studies 0 39 0 0 0 39
General Psychology 0 35 0 0 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 0 35 0 0 0 35
Manufacturing Engineering 1 29 0 0 0 30
Health & Physical Education 0 28 0 0 0 28
Computer Systems Analysis 0 19 0 7 0 26
Public Health 0 12 0 13 0 25
General Biology 0 22 0 0 0 22
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 22 0 22
Information Science 0 5 0 1 14 20
Hospitality Management 0 18 0 0 0 18
Allied Health Professions 0 17 0 0 0 17
Applied Mathematics 0 16 0 0 0 16
Taxation 0 0 0 15 0 15
Management Information Systems 0 2 0 11 0 13
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0 0 13
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 0 0 0 12
Information Technology 0 0 0 9 0 9
Economics 0 9 0 0 0 9
Special Education 0 7 1 0 0 8
General English Literature 0 7 0 0 0 7
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 5 0 5
Statistics 0 4 0 0 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 3 0 0 0 3
Telecommunications Management 1 0 1 0 0 2
Computer Programming 2 0 0 0 0 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 2 0 0 0 2
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 2 0 2
History 0 2 0 0 0 2
Sociology & Anthropology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 922 20 357 68 1,398

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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