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Get the facts about Robert Morris University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Robert Morris University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Robert Morris University was awarded 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

RMU landed the #511 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

RMU is also ranked #44 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into RMU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Robert Morris University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 83%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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

ACT Composite Scores for Robert Morris University  ( 21 to 27 )
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Robert Morris University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Robert Morris University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Robert Morris University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Robert Morris University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Robert Morris University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at RMU for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

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Average Overall Diversity at RMU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,770 undergraduates at RMU with 3,500 being full-time and 270 being part-time.

RMU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

RMU scored 57.93 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  57.93 out of 100
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How Much Does Robert Morris University Cost?

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.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of RMU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

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How Much Money Do RMU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from RMU make about $47,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future RMU graduates since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Moon Township is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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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

Robert Morris University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Robert Morris University. Of these students, 922 received undergraduate degrees and 425 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 108 $57,000
Other Engineering 100 NA
Accounting 82 $47,000
Business Administration & Management 67 $38,700
Marketing 65 $37,800
Finance & Financial Management 57 $42,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 NA
Communication & Media Studies 39 NA
Design & Applied Arts 35 $22,900
General Psychology 35 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Robert Morris University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at RMU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,751 students took at least one online class at Robert Morris University. This is an increase from the 1,582 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,751 672
2016-2017 1,582 659
2015-2016 1,733 705
2014-2015 1,711 704
2013-2014 1,860 806

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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