Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
Robert Morris University has indicated that the SAT or ACT is required for some applicants. This can mean a few things:
- The SAT or ACT is optional, but recommended by the school to improve your application chances.
- You might be able to get admitted with through your GPA or class ranking alone.
- Only specific departments at the school require the SAT or ACT.
If you’re applying to this and other schools, it’s safest to take the SAT or ACT. This will maximize your chance of getting into the best school possible, especially since most other students will be submitting their scores.
Robert Morris University SAT Requirements
Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school’s average score.
The average SAT score composite at Robert Morris University is a 1120 on the 1600 SAT scale.
This score makes Robert Morris University Competitive for SAT test scores.
Robert Morris University SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)
The 25th percentile SAT score is 1030, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1200. In other words, a 1030 on the SAT places you below average, while a 1200 will move you up to above average.
Here’s the breakdown of SAT scores by section:
SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile Math560510600 Reading + Writing560520600 Composite112010301200
SAT Score Choice Policy
The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.
Robert Morris University ACT Requirements
Just like for the SAT, Robert Morris University likely doesn’t have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.
The average ACT score at Robert Morris University is 24. This score makes Robert Morris University Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.
The 25th percentile ACT score is 21, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 28.
Even though Robert Morris University likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 21 or below, you’ll have a very hard time getting in, unless you have something else very impressive in your application. There are so many applicants scoring 24 and above that a 21 will look academically weak.
ACT Score Sending Policy
If you’re taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.
Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.
This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school’s ACT requirement of 28 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you’re happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.
ACT Superscore Policy
By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.
We weren’t able to find the school’s exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to Robert Morris University, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 28.
SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements
Both the SAT and ACT have an optional essay section.
Robert Morris University considers the SAT Essay/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don’t need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you’re applying to may require it.
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.
We did not find information that Robert Morris University requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.