Robert Morris University

A private university in Pittsburgh's suburban hills, Robert Morris University is set on a 230-acre former estate that is a short drive from the cultural and commercial opportunities of a major city. Founded in 1921, RMU is a nationally ranked, doctoral degree-granting university and one of Pennsylvania's most affordable private universities, offering more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs and providing more than 5,000 students academic excellence with a professional focus. Many degrees are also offered wholly online, and RMU's online bachelor's degree programs are rated in the top 10 percent nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Online rankings.The university built its reputation in the business fields of accounting, finance, marketing, and management. It has grown to include programs in communications, information systems, engineering, mathematics, science, education, social sciences, nursing, and health sciences. RMU uses a Student Engagement Transcript to document internships, service-learning activities, study abroad, leadership roles, and other learning outside the classroom. RMU is a teaching-centered institution, featuring small classes taught by professors and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. The campus is growing, with three new academic buildings, two new residence halls, and a student recreation center all newly built since 2011 and the new UPMC Events Center opening in 2019. More than 80 percent of freshmen live in campus housing. Visiting international scholars and a variety of opportunities to study abroad for a semester or a few weeks enrich students' global perspectives. Students can participate in any of nearly 100 clubs and organizations. The Student Life Office organizes dances, parties, movie screenings, comedy acts, health and wellness fairs, educational programs, and day trips. Business organizations, professional clubs, and honor societies provide students with career preparation opportunities.The university's competitive athletics program fields 16 NCAA Division I teams, including the Pittsburgh area's only Division I men's and women's ice hockey teams. The Colonials will host the NCAA Frozen Four in 2021. Students can also participate in a number of club and intramural sports on campus.Robert Morris University is committed to the mission of changing the lives of its students, and empowering them to go into the world to change the lives of others.

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Private, Coed 1921 N/A Semester $30.3 million + 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108 (412) 397-3000
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35 100.0 Pennsylvania Moon Township 706