Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Test-Optional Admission

We realize that this year has presented many challenges for prospective students and families. Many have been unable to take the SAT or ACT, and many others who have taken the exams do not believe their scores actively portray their academic performance or accurately predict their future success. To make the admissions process as flexible as possible, RMU has waived the requirement for all programs for freshman applicants.

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Admissions Requirements

Along with an official RMU application, students seeking to enroll as first-time freshmen must submit official high school transcripts showing all grades and GPA, or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Preference is given to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Students enrolling in Actuarial Science, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Nuclear Medicine Technology and Statistics and Predictive Analytics must submit official SAT or ACT test scores to RMU by June 1, 2021. Students who do not submit test scores prior to June 1, 2021, that meet the set requirements for their intended program, will be placed in the undecided major.   

Thirty percent of the 2018-19 freshman class graduated in the top quarter of their high school class. Academic achievement is just the starting point, though. Our students have high aspirations, the experience to support their goals, and have chosen to get ready for their future at RMU. We are looking for students inspired by the promise and expectation of engaged learning — students who value professional development, collaboration, service, global awareness, and arts and culture.

Program-Specific Requirements

Certain majors have additional admission criteria listed below. Faculty and department heads regularly consult with admissions to review students who are close to meeting criteria. Students who meet the minimum criteria for the following majors will be offered full admission directly into their program of choice.

Actuarial Science
3.5 GPA
B or better in all high school math courses

3.2 GPA
Strong science background

3.5 GPA
B or better in all science courses

3.0 GPA

3.0 GPA


For nursing students with standardized test scores
3.0 GPA
1080+ SAT or 22+ ACT
Earned letter grades of B or better in all math & science courses

For nursing students without standardized test scores
3.4 GPA
Earned letter grades of B or better in all math & science courses

Statistics and Predictive Analytics
3.3 GPA