401 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312)935-6800; Free: 800-RMC-5960
Web Site: http://www.robertmorris.edu/
Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $48.2 million. Educational spending for the previous fiscal year: $2268 per student. Total enrollment: 4,590. Faculty: 317 (131 full time, 186 part time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 3,116 applied, 79% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full time: 3,990 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part time: 250 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 20 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 33% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 33% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: 5 ten-week academic sessions per year. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part time degree program (daytime, evenings), adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).
Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson’s Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Tuition: $19,200 full time, $2133 per term part time.
Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: SIFE, Honors Club, Eagle Scholars, Cooks for a Cause, Hospitality Club. Major annual events: Thanksgiving Celebration, African-American Heritage, Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 237 college housing spaces available; 195 were occupied in 2008-09. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Thomas Jefferson Library plus 6 others with 145,170 books, 40,684 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for the previous fiscal year: $741,964. 1,702 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus provides training in use of computers and the Internet. Community Environment: Located in Chicago’s Loop, the main campus is in the heart of the downtown business and financial district.