Pittsburgh: Thriving City

Pittsburgh is frequently recognized as one of America’s best places to be. You’ll find countless career and internship opportunities, plus all the attractions and entertainment a big city offers.

RMU can plug students into a web of contacts and corporate partnerships, from major multinational companies to tech startups to healthcare organizations, and everything in between. Over the next 10 years, employers in the Pittsburgh region will need to hire 1.2 million people. RMU is poised to meet that challenge, preparing graduates in high demand fields including business, information technology, engineering, and healthcare.

What makes Pittsburgh special?

Top 15 U.S. cities to start your career
LinkedIn picks for good salaries, job opportunities, and affordable rent.

World's most liveable cities
Up to 25th in the world and 3rd in the United States behind Honolulu and Miami.

#2 city for jobs
Glassdoor rates job satisfaction, cost of living, and hiring opportunity.

Safest places to live
Farmers Insurance finds low crime rates and economic stability.

Best cities for recreation
WalletHub finds lots to do, from restaurants to hiking.

Most bike-friendly
Bicycling magazine likes how you can bike from here to Washington, D.C.

Hottest food city
Zagat is very impressed with the restaurant scene.

Winningest sports towns
The New York Times says, over 50 years, we’re #2!

Best cities for geeks
GeekWire investigates the city’s role as innovation powerhouse.

Pittsburgh's Strong Economy:

  • 12 companies in Fortune 1000
  • $139 billion Gross Regional Product
  • 584,000 people in high value jobs*

Source: Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
*paying more than 110% of national average wage

Top Employers

Pittsburgh Speakers Series presented by RMU

Since 2002, Robert Morris University has been bringing celebrated authors, thinkers, and entertainers from around the world to Pittsburgh to share their insights and experiences and to broaden our horizons. Besides their main appearances at Heinz Hall, many have visited RMU to speak to students. See the current lineup.

Pittsburgh Walking Tour

Take our one-hour walking tour, and you'll hear tales from Pittsburgh's frontier past, see architectural marvels built by Gilded Age fortunes, and learn the details of a fierce rivalry between two tycoons.

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