Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private institution located in the Pittsburgh region offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. Approximately 5,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from nearly every state and 40 countries are enrolled at RMU.
The 230-acre campus in Moon Township, 15 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport and 17 miles from downtown, continues to blossom and grow. A new football stadium opened in 2005 and an apartment-style residence hall opened in 2006. This year the university is breaking ground on a new business school with state-of-the-art simulated stock trading floor. Additionally, the campus offers classes online and at its Pittsburgh Center in the heart of the downtown. The 32-acre Island Sports Center on Neville Island provides two indoor and two outdoor skating rinks, an indoor driving range, exercise equipment and other athletic and conference facilities for the university community.
RMU built its reputation by offering strong academic programs in traditional business fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. To prepare students for success in a chang- ing and competitive workforce, the university has created programs in communications, information systems, engineering, mathematics, science, ed- ucation, social sciences and nursing in the past decade. The university now offers 60 undergradu- ate programs and 20 graduate programs.
RMU is a teaching-centered institution, featuring small classes taught by faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1.
More than 90 clubs, student organizations, fraternities, sororities, and special interest groups help students develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet new friends. RMU has 23 NCAA Division I varsity athletic programs and 17 club sports teams.
Pittsburgh is compact, cultured, safe, neighborly, historic and very affordable. Besides big-city offerings like professional spectator sports, concerts, museums, amusement parks, and a thriving and varied nightlife, the region is rich with outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, sailing, whitewater rafting and a 300-mile bike trail that stretches to Washington, D.C.