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Tuition & Fees

$36,510

$36,510

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

19%

81%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,016
Declined + 910
Total Received 1,926
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Private (nonprofit)

1,002

undergraduate students

1,108

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2081
ACT 3538

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
37%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
51%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
16%
24-29
33%
18-23
42%
12-17
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
44%
18-23
49%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%
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School Facts

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a private, co-ed university that provides students with a solid education built upon strong academics, environmental awareness, civic engagement and global understanding. Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,110
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Pittsburgh, PA

39-acre, urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 303,625), six miles from downtown; Eden Hall Farm Campus in Richland Township. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to libraries, cultural centers, and nearby colleges. Public transportation serves campus.

Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
37%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
51%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
16%
24-29
33%
18-23
42%
12-17
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
44%
18-23
49%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
46%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,016
Declined + 910
Total Received 1,926

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Amy M. Becher
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 837-1290
admissions@chatham.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,327,931
State $1,177,890
Institutional $10,284,215
Other external $183,275
Total $12,973,311

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $2,571,053
Other external $183,275
Total $2,754,328

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Presidents' Athletic League (Division III), ECAC Hockey (Division III)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
purple and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art History
Arts Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Health Care Professionals
Chemistry
Communication
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminology
Cultural Studies
Disciplinary Design
Economics
Education
Education/Biology
Education/Chemistry
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Elementary
Education/English
Education/Mathematics
Education/Physics
Education/Social Studies
Educational Leadership
English
Exercise Science
Film/Digital Technology
Film/Digital Technology
Food Studies
Global Policy Studies/Public Policy Studies
Graphic Design
Green Chemistry
Health Science
Healthcare/Business Management
History
Infant Mental Health
Infant Mental Health Counseling
Interdisciplinary Design
Interior Architecture
International Business
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Studies
Leadership/Organizational Change
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Arts
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Policy Studies
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Psychology/Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Services Administration
Social Work
Special Education
Sustainability
Teaching
Wellness
Women's Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
Womens Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

47%

1,002
students

Female
81%
809

Male
19%
193

Graduate

53%

1,108
students

Female
80%
881

Male
20%
227

undergraduateFull-time

74%

745
students

Female
80%
594

Male
20%
151

undergraduatePart-time

26%

257
students

Female
84%
215

Male
16%
42

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

83%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alia Schindler
International Admissions Counselor
412 365-2736
bschindler@chatham.edu

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