Robert Morris College: Narrative Description
ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE D-16
401 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.robertmorris.edu/
Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $32.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1809 per student. Total enrollment: 5,520. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,499 applied, 82% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 5,045 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 475 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 17 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 41% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 37% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: 5 ten-week academic sessions per year. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $20,640 includes full-time tuition ($14,250) and college room and board ($6390). College room only: $4590. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1580 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fitness in Transition, Sigma Beta Delta (honor society), Eagle (newspaper), National Phlebotomy Society, Association for Medical Assistants. Major annual events: Ice Cream Social/Karaoke, African-American and Hispanic-American Heritage Month, St. Patrick's Day Parade. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 119 college housing spaces available; 109 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Thomas Jefferson Library plus 6 others with 121,737 books, 193 serials, 21,011 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $852,694. 1,879 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Located in Chicago's Loop, the main campus is in the heart of the downtown business and financial district.