Robert Morris University
Robert Morris University (RMU) is a private, coeducational university located in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in 1921.
Robert Morris University originated in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy, founded by Andrew Blass.In the 1940s the school was run out of the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh In 1962 the school purchased 230 acres (0.93 km2) in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania then granted the school permission to award associate degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. The school's main campus moved to suburban Moon Township during the 1964-65 academic year. Before 2002, the university used the name "Robert Morris College". However, it is not affiliated with Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, that school was renamed "Robert Morris University Illinois." The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Robert Morris University. As of 2009 enrollment is approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. On May 20, 2005, University officials announced the selection of Gregory G. Dell'Omo, an administrator at St. Joseph's University, to replace long-time president Edward Nicholson. Dell'Omo was installed as president on August 1, 2005.
Robert Morris University offers professional, career-focused education in a collegiate setting to diverse communities.
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Suburban, 230 acres