Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University, founded in 1869, is a private, co-ed university. 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.

Tuition & Fees

$38,738

$38,738

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
40%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
51%
400-499
13%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
22%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
36%
12-17
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%
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undergraduateRatios

27%

male

73%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,574
Declined + 957
Total Received 2,531
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Private (nonprofit)

1,406

undergraduate students

1,031

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Exercise Science
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Codes

SAT 2081
ACT 3538

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School Facts

Chatham University, founded in 1869, is a private, co-ed university. 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 2,437
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: 302,407), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
40%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
51%
400-499
13%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
22%
24-29
38%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
48%
18-23
36%
12-17
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (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 or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,574
Declined + 957
Total Received 2,531

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
F: 412 365-1609
admissions@chatham.edu

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,286

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,363
Room $5,842
Board $6,360
Additional fees $1,375
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $51,940
Average Financial Aid - $31,286
Total with Avg. Aid $20,654
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 837-1610
F: 412 365-1643
jburns@chatham.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jennifer Burns
Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid
jburns@chatham.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

golf

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, golf

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, flag football, martial arts, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

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Athletic Directors

Leonard Trevino (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Presidents' Athletic League, United Collegiate Hockey Conference
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
purple and gray

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Data Science Analytics
Art History
Arts Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Health Care Professionals
Chemistry
Communication
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Disciplinary Design
Economics
Education
Education/Biology
Education/Chemistry
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Elementary
Education/English
Education/Mathematics
Education/Physics
Education/Social Studies
English
Environmental Science
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
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/Gender Studies
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Exercise Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Education
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,437

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

1,406
students

Female
73%
1,022

Male
27%
384

42%

1,031
students

Female
79%
818

Male
21%
213

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

1,142
students

Female
71%
800

Male
29%
342

19%

264
students

Female
85%
222

Male
15%
42

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

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

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alyssa Bixby
International Admissions Counselor
412 365-2736
a.bixby@chatham.edu

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