#40 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania

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Robert Morris University overview
Location Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Online rmu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Robert Morris University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Robert Morris University (RMU), located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, offers a suburban campus environment within close proximity to the urban amenities of Pittsburgh. Established in 1921, RMU has evolved from a school of accountancy to a university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university is particularly noted for its strong business, engineering, nursing, and computer and information sciences programs. RMU provides on-campus housing options for its students across a variety of residence halls and apartment complexes, catering to the needs of both undergraduate and graduate populations. While the institution is moderately selective in its admissions process, it retains a commitment to a diverse and comprehensive educational experience. RMU's Colonials compete in NCAA Division I athletics, with their ice hockey teams notably gaining prominence.

In the most recent statistical year 4,684 prospective students applied, and 4,392 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 589 enrolled in the school.  2,750 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 681 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,390 plus fees of $1,377. Robert Morris University is ranked 518 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Robert Morris University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1040/1230
ACT 24/28
GPA 3.57

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Robert Morris University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,377
Room and Board $12,680
Budget for Other Expenses$4,844
Total One Year Cost$52,791

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Robert Morris University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 55%
Health Professions 9%
Communication 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 5%
Education 5%

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