Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Test-Optional Admission

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.   

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 math courses


  • 3.2 GPA
  • Strong science background


  • 3.5 GPA
  • B or better preferred in all science courses

Computer Science

  • 3.25 GPA
  • B in Trig and Pre-Calculus
  • Strong math and science background


  • 3.0 GPA


  • 3.0 GPA
  • B or better in Trig or Pre-Calculus 
  • Strong math and science background


  • 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, including a chemistry w/ lab
  • For nursing students without standardized test scores
    • 3.4 GPA
    • Earned letter grades of B or better in all math & science courses, including a chemistry w/ lab

Statistics & Data Science

  • 3.3 GPA
  • Strong math courses