Robert Morris University is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The school was established as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy in 1921 by founder Andrew Blass, an educator and an accountant. In 1935 the school was renamed Robert Morris School of Business in honor of the Founding Father and signer of the Declaration of Independence who is commonly known as the “financier of the American Revolution”. Towards the beginning of the 1960’s the Robert Morris School of Business became a nonprofit institution and a junior college and in 1963 began building its residential campus on the recently acquired Pine Hill Manor in Moon Township. By the end of the decade, the school became a four-year college and in 2002, following approval granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, became known as the Robert Morris University.
Academic ProgramsRobert Morris University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1968. Robert Morris University offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and nearly two dozen graduate programs and is divided into several schools, including: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, the School of Education and Social Sciences, the School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Robert Morris University was one of the first ten universities to be named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries for its actuarial science program and is currently one of only 26 universities worldwide to have earned this designation.
Robert Morris University holds the distinction of being the only school in western Pennsylvania which offers a four-year nuclear medicine technology program as well as the region’s only bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering. Robert Morris University also offers a number of online degrees – at both the undergraduate and graduate-level – in the areas of MBA and Business, Leadership, Information Systems and Technology, Nursing and Health Care, Teaching and Education, Criminal Justice, and Engineering.
Student LifeRobert Morris University has a total enrollment figure of over 5,500 – more than 4,500 of whom are undergraduate students. Nearly all fifty states and more than 35 foreign nations are represented in Robert Morris University’s student body; the University’s male to female ratio is split nearly in half, with male students slightly outnumbering females. Robert Morris University is located on a 230 scenic, rolling acre campus – the University’s spacious grounds offer all the benefits of a traditional university campus, including the option of living on campus. Student Housing is offered in the form of traditional residence halls, apartment style, suite style, and even hotel style. Robert Morris University is located just 20 minutes away from downtown Pittsburgh and is a short drive away from the airport.
More than 100 student-led clubs and organizations exist on campus, catering to a wide range of interests. Robert Morris University’s varsity teams compete at the NCAA Division I-AA level and most of the University’s sports participate in the Northeast Conference. Robert Morris University’s teams have more than 40 Northeast Conference regular-season championships to their name as well as over 40 league tournament titles.