Robert Morris University was founded in 1921 in downtown Pittsburgh as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. The school’s founder, educator and accountant Andrew Blass, rented classroom space in the Blackstone Building. In 1935, the institution changed its name to the Robert Morris School of Business in honor of the Founding Father popularly known as the "financier of the American Revolution."
Robert Morris University recently began a new five-year strategic plan, Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Engagement, Leadership and Well-Being. The new 2014-2019 plan will build from the accomplishments of its predecessor, but the university community re-examined RMU's mission, core values, and major priorities as a normal part of the planning process.
Robert Morris University is a student-centered institution that transforms lives by building knowledge, skills, and citizenship, all of which focus on the achievement of one's personal and professional goals. Engaged learning, within a highly supportive environment, enables our students to develop strong communication skills, excel within collaborative settings, effectively address complex problems with innovative solutions, and lead with integrity and compassion throughout their lives and careers in a diverse and rapidly changing world.
Robert Morris University strives to become a recognized best value leader by providing a highly proactive student engagement learning environment that is focused on producing graduates of consequence and influence in their personal and professional lives.
RMU's main campus in Moon Township sits upon 230 scenic, rolling acres, just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Our spacious grounds provide all the benefits of a traditional university campus, while being just a short drive from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh. RMU also offers bachelor's master's, and certificate programs at several locations throughout the Pittsburgh area for students who want to earn a degree part-time at a campus near their home or office. You can find information here about all our locations and facilities, including the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island.
The RMU Library serves as a community asset that embodies the intellectual heart of the University and drives academic success.
RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh. Our satellite campuses – RMU Downtown and PTC – provide both convenience and flexibility.
The club sports program is one of the fastest growing co-curricular options at the University, and in involvement in these teams contributes to students’ academic, personal and professional development. The programs enhance the quality of student life on campus, and they are a source of pride for the University.
Robert Morris University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.