Why Choose RMU?

Choosing a college is an enormous decision - for both students and parents. Much time is spent visiting colleges, inquiring about academic programs and adjusting finances to meet your family's needs can be overwhelming.

"One of the great strengths of America is its rich and diverse systems of higher education.  Collectively the colleges and universities of this system make a college education attainable for just about everyone.  This equal opportunity for quality education is the envy of every other nation on the planet.  All of the other countries of the world understand that education is the foundation of prosperity and the great equalizer of all mankind."

- Michael P. Viollt, 100 Ways to Cut the High Cost of Attending College

One of the lowest private college tuition rates in Illinois

Robert Morris University has one of the lowest tuition rates among private colleges and universities in the state of Illinois. Choose your student's education based on the facts. In 2010-11, RMU awarded more than $24 million in scholarships.

Select Illinois Private Colleges Tuition Guide
School 2010-2011 Tuition
University of Chicago $42,041
Northwestern University $40,223
Lake Forest College $35,525
Illinois Wesleyan University $35,256
Illinois Institute of Technology $32,442
Loyola University - Chicago $32,114
DePaul University $28,858
North Central College $28,224
Wheaton College $27,580
Millikin University $27,525
Monmouth College $26,900
Dominican University $25,710
Olivet Nazarene University $25,590
Saint Xavier University $25,520
Bradley University $25,424
University of St. Francis $24,742
Lewis University $23,780
Roosevelt University $23,300
Robert Morris University $20,100
Columbia College - Chicago $19,610
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, US Department of Education  


Students at RMU can earn Bachelors or Masters Degrees. Check out robertmorris.edu/academicprograms to browse our program offerings.


Accreditation is a voluntary, independent review of educational programs to determine that the education provided is of uniform and sound quality. Being awarded accreditation ensures that an institution has been evaluated and that it met set standards of quality determined by the accrediting organization granting the accreditation. A college or university's accreditation is maintained by continued adherence to the set criteria.

  • Robert Morris University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The Higher Learning Commission is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States and offers the highest form of accreditation available to a university.

Visit robertmorris.edu/about/accreditation for additional RMU accreditation information.

Help your future RMU student today!

To apply to Robert Morris University, students must submit an Admissions Application and a copy of their official high school transcript and standardized examination results.

Because only 67% of undergraduate students are accepted to the University, RMU recommends submitting letters of recommendation and/or a resume listing work or community service experience to help with an acceptance decision.  Once the Admissions Review Board evaluates your student's admission file, its decision will be communicated through mail. Students can go to robertmorris.edu/apply to apply online.

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Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.