Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores report. Preference is given to students with an SAT of 1080 or higher or an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.

Thirty percent of the 2018-19 freshman class graduated in the top quarter of their high school class, and the average SAT score was 1120. 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
670 SAT Math or 28 ACT Math
B or better in all high school math courses

Biology
3.2 GPA
1120 SAT or 22 ACT

Biology/Pre-Med
3.5 GPA
1270 SAT or 26 ACT

Education
3.0 GPA
1000 SAT or 19 ACT

Engineering
3.0 GPA
570 SAT Math or 23 ACT Math
B or better in all high school math courses

Environmental Science
3.0 GPA
1080 SAT or 22 ACT

Financial Mathematics
3.0 HS GPA
1080 SAT (450 Math) or 21 ACT (18 Math)

Nursing
3.0 GPA
1080 SAT or 22 ACT
B or better in biology and chemistry courses

Statistics and Predictive Analytics
3.0 GPA
630 SAT Math or 25 ACT Math