History[ edit ] Robert Morris University originated in as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy, founded by Andrew Blass using a curriculum similar to what he had overseen as dean of the Pace Institute in Washington, D.
Salmond, oversaw an expansion in that added business and secretarial studies, and the school was renamed the Robert Morris School of Business in honor of the Founding Father popularly known as the "financier of the American Revolution.
The first new buildings on the Moon Township campus, Franklin Center and three residence halls, were erected in The first graduate students were admitted in for master's degree programs in business administration, taxation, and business teacher education; the first doctoral program was offered in In , the school attained university status and was thus renamed Robert Morris University.
Howard as its eighth president. Campus[ edit ] The core campus consists of a acres 0. The main campus building is Nicholson Center, which houses dining and meeting facilities, classrooms and faculty offices, and a bookstore.
It is attached to the Patrick Henry Center, which houses the library, a TV studio, and numerous offices and classrooms. Hale Center is the main university classroom building.
The nondenominational Rogal Chapel is perched on a small hilltop overlooking campus. 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.
Nearly 2, students live in campus housing, including 85 percent of freshmen.
The center also has extensive conference, classroom, and meeting facilities and is a venue for concerts, speakers, and other events. Soccer teams play on the North Athletic Complex field. A fully equipped Student Recreation and Fitness Center opened in on campus.
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 dome that accommodates an indoor golf driving range. The university offers training in additive manufacturing at a 3D printing lab and classroom in the Energy Innovation Center in the Lower Hill District.
The School of Business has degree programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing, sport management, hospitality and tourism management, and taxation.
The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science has degree programs in actuarial science, environmental science, engineering management, biology, financial mathematics, and statistics and predictive analytics, as well as the majors in the school's name.
The School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies has degree programs in nursing, nuclear medicine, health services administration, and psychology, plus degree programs and education certifications for early childhood, middle level, and secondary education as well as special education and literacy.
The School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences has degree programs in media arts, various communication and computer specializations including cyber forensics and data analytics, and communications, English, criminal justice, sociology, history, political science, and economics.
The Colonial Theatre program stages several productions annually, including some that have won honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.