Robert Morris University (RMU) is a private, coeducational university located in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Robert Morris University was founded in 1921. It enrolls more than 4,000 undergraduates and more than 1,000 graduate students and offers more than 60 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 20 master’s and doctoral programs. Most students are from the Pittsburgh area, while 17 percent of freshmen in 2014 are from outside Pennsylvania.
Robert Morris University is named after Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and financier of the American Revolution. It is not affiliated with Robert Morris University-Illinois.
The core campus consists of a 230 acre (0.93 km²) tract in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh (near Pittsburgh International Airport). Of the 20 instructional and administrative buildings, the newest are Wheatley Center, opened in 2012, and the School of Business Building, opened in 2011. Of 14 residence halls, three are newer apartment-style complexes; the university also has converted a former hotel nearby into Yorktown Hall, now entirely student housing. More than 2,000 students live in campus housing, including 86 percent of freshmen.
The library is on the second and third floors of the Patrick Henry Center. RMU participates in inter-library lending consortia PALINET and PALCI that allow RMU students to borrow books on site from most of the college and university libraries in the Pittsburgh area.
The 84 Lumber Arena is the home of the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams at the RMU Island Sports Center, a 32 acres (130,000 m2) sports and recreation facility located on Neville Island in the Ohio River 9 miles (14 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh. The center is open to the public year-round and contains two indoor and two outdoor ice rinks, an indoor hockey arena (home to the Steel City Icebergs), and a sports and golf dome, which accommodates an indoor golf driving range and field sports including soccer, lacrosse, softball, and youth baseball. The Center also has an outdoor 18-hole miniature golf course.
The university also has classes at its Downtown campus at 339 Sixth Avenue in Pittsburgh, also the home of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University.