Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students so that they can go out and change the lives of others.
A private, suburban university near Pittsburgh, RMU combines the advantages of a safe residential campus with the opportunities for experiential learning, professional internships, and networking opportunities of a large city. The university combines academic excellence with a professional focus in more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is one of the most affordable private universities in Pennsylvania. Among RMU's national rankings and achievements:
RMU ranks 176th among national doctoral-granting universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges rankings, rising 12 spots from its debut the year before. The jump in rankings was the biggest among Pennsylvania universities on the list, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, Pitt, Villanova, Penn, and Duquesne.
The online bachelor's and five online graduate programs are included in U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs 2017, and all rose in the rankings from the year before.
PayScale has ranked RMU's School of Business one of the best in the nation for return on investment for two straight years.
U.S. News & World Report calls RMU one of the "most connected colleges" in the country for high-speed Internet and one of the best colleges for veterans.
The prestigious Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars named RMU 2014 Academic Seminar University of the Year.
The actuarial science program is designated a Center of Actuarial Excellence, one of only 30 worldwide.
RMU is a pioneer in its emphasis on engaged learning. Professional experiences, service learning, global study, undergraduate research, campus leadership, cultural experiences and other valuable activities outside the classroom are documented on RMU’s unique Student Engagement Transcript.
More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. With competitive teams in 16 NCAA Division I sports -- including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse -- students and alumni alike have plenty of opportunities to cheer on the Colonials.
Some 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 39 nations are enrolled at Robert Morris University, at its main campus in Moon Township, its Downtown campus on Sixth Avenue, and online. The university's 571 employees include 168 full-time faculty members.