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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?

3,840 Full-Time Undergraduates
$26,027 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.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered 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.

Robert Morris University Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, RMU is ranked #511 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #44.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that RMU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for RMU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 116
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 157
Best Colleges for International Students 350
Best Colleges 511
Best Colleges for the Money 684
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,479

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 510 to 600 )
200
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 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Robert Morris University?

$26,027 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of RMU is $26,027. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for RMU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,359 $20,908 $22,275 $27,765 $31,033

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

3,840 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,243 undergraduate students at RMU, with 3,840 being full-time and 403 being part-time.

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

There are also 833 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,840 full-time undergraduates at RMU, 58% are male and 42% 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 42
Black or African American 215
Hispanic or Latino 85
White 2,805
International Students 480
Other Races/Ethnicities 213

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Robert Morris University awarded 1,844 undergraduate degrees and 850 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 82 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 17 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 16 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 67 90 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 5 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 39 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 8 48 0
Computer Systems Analysis 0 19 7 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 54 43 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 18 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 35 0 0
Economics 0 9 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 22 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 57 0 0
General Biology 0 22 0 0
General English Literature 0 7 0 0
General Psychology 0 35 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 3 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 28 0 0
History 0 2 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 18 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 26 43 0
Information Science 0 5 1 14
Information Technology 0 0 9 0
Management Information Systems 0 2 11 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 18 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 0 29 0 0
Marketing 0 65 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 0 0
Nursing 0 108 30 32
Other Engineering 0 100 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0
Public Health 0 12 13 0
Sociology & Anthropology 0 1 0 0
Special Education 0 7 0 0
Statistics 0 4 0 0
Taxation 0 0 15 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 2 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 2 0
Total 0 1,844 714 136

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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