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Tuition & Fees

$34,235

$34,235

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
48%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
41%
400-499
37%
300-399
11%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
32%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
30-36
0
24-29
20%
18-23
64%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,179
Declined + 737
Total Received 1,916
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Private (nonprofit)

1,491

undergraduate students

572

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Psychology
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 2082
ACT 3540

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School Facts

Chestnut Hill College was founded in 1924, is a private, Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college for women. The school has since opened coeducational graduate programs and coeducational undergraduate programs for working adults and in 2003 opened its full-time undergraduate programs to men. Its 75-acre campus is located in northwestern Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,063
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Philadelphia, PA

75-acre campus on the outskirts of Philadelphia (population: 1,567,442); served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to collegiate sports events, planned excursions, miscellaneous student activities, local shopping areas, and back-and-forth between distant locations on campus.

Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
48%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
41%
400-499
37%
300-399
11%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
32%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
30-36
0
24-29
20%
18-23
64%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
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 Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,179
Declined + 737
Total Received 1,916

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Alaina Costa
Director of Admissions
P: 800 248-0052 (out-of-state)
F: 215 248-7082
admissions@chc.edu

Cost

Tuition $33,930
Room & board $10,300
Additional fees $305
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $45,735
Average Financial Aid - $21,138
Total with Avg. Aid $24,597

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,138

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,303,782
State $1,624,812
Institutional $18,508,099
Other external $1,171,985
Total $24,608,678

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $29,775
Institutional $1,445,200
Other external $726,599
Total $2,201,574

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Mascot
Griffins
School colors
scarlet, white, and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Business
Administration/Human Services
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration/Management
Business Communications
Chemistry
Child Care Management
Clinical Psychology
Communications
Communications/Technology
Computer Systems Management
Computer/Information Sciences
Computer/Information Technology
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Digital Forensics
Early Education/Pre-K-4
Educational Leadership
Elementary/Middle Education/4-8
Elementary/Middle Level Education/4-8
English Literature
English Literature/Communications
Environmental Sciences
Forensic Biology
Forensic Chemistry
French
Global Affairs
Health Care Management
History
Human Resources Management
Human Services
Individualized Major
Instructional Technology
International Business/Language/Culture
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Marketing
Mathematical/Computer Sciences
Mathematics
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Political Science
Psychology
Reading
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
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Undergraduate

72%

1,491
students

Female
67%
1,002

Male
33%
489

Graduate

28%

572
students

Female
78%
444

Male
22%
128

undergraduateFull-time

79%

1,180
students

Female
65%
766

Male
35%
414

undergraduatePart-time

21%

311
students

Female
76%
236

Male
24%
75

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
35%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Brazil
Belgium
Denmark
England
Haiti
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Trachanda Brown
Director of International Students Services
215 242-7989
brownt2@chc.edu

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