Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at RMU, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
About Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Nothing too impressive or too negative when it comes to diversity, Robert Morris University is about average with a ranking of #1,322.
Below Average When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many college students value the chance to meet and learn from student-peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Robert Morris University is ranked #1,953 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore RMU Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at RMU when it is available.
RMU's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Robert Morris University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at RMU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #957 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,408 males and 1,835 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at RMU
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among RMU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Robert Morris University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among RMU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at RMU is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Average
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 82.0% of the students attending Robert Morris University come from within Pennsylvania. This makes RMU an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,103.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 23 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at RMU
There is a relatively large community of about 577 international students at Robert Morris University representing at least 31 countries. To learn more, see the RMU International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Robert Morris University, 59.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank RMU #1,321 in the nation for student age diversity.
RMU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at RMU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- How is RMU doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how RMU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to RMU?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are available to stimulate varied perspectives.