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Tuition & Fees

$35,475

$35,475

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

17%

83%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 817
Declined + 673
Total Received 1,490
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Private (nonprofit)

1,034

undergraduate students

1,190

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  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
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
4%
30-36
11%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
13%
30-36
2%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
16%
30-36
2%
24-29
49%
18-23
41%
12-17
8%
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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 2,224
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)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Pittsburgh, PA

39-acre, urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 305,841), 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
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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
22%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
4%
30-36
11%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
13%
30-36
2%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
16%
30-36
2%
24-29
49%
18-23
41%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
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

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 817
Declined + 673
Total Received 1,490

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 $1,239,268
State $937,988
Institutional $8,726,628
Other external $77,059
Total $10,980,943

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $1,700,128
Other external $77,059
Total $1,777,187

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
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
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Business Administration/Health Care Professionals
Business Economics
Chemistry
Counseling Psychology
Cultural Studies
Disciplinary Design
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Education/Biology
Education/Chemistry
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Elementary
Education/English
Education/Mathematics
Education/Physics
Education/Social Studies
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Film/Digital Technology
Food Studies
Forensics
French/Francophone Studies
Global Policy Studies/Public Policy Studies
Green Chemistry
Health Care Studies
Health Science
History
Infant Mental Health
Infant Mental Health Counseling
Integrative Health Sciences
Integrative Medicine
Interdisciplinary Design
Interior Architecture
International Business
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Studies
Leadership/Organizational Change
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical/Health Careers
Print Journalism
Professional Writing
Psychology
Psychology/Counseling
Public Relations
Secondary Education
Social Work
Spanish/Hispanic Studies
Special Education
Sustainability
Teaching
Theatre
Visual Arts Studies
Wellness
Women's Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

46%

1,034
students

Female
83%
857

Male
17%
177

Graduate

54%

1,190
students

Female
82%
973

Male
18%
217

undergraduateFull-time

64%

667
students

Female
86%
569

Male
14%
98

undergraduatePart-time

36%

367
students

Female
79%
288

Male
21%
79

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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

85%

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 8
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Finland
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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