Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$39,902

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%
30-36
16%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%
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undergraduateRatios

27%

male

73%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

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

1,408

undergraduate students

1,029

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,437
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA
15232

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Chatham Student Government
  • Residence Hall Council
  • Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)
  • Creative Writing Club and MFA Writing Council
  • Graduate Student Assembly

Top Events

  • Spring Formal
  • Fall Talent Show
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • self-defense education, well-lighted pathways and sidewalks

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

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%
30-36
16%
24-29
47%
18-23
37%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.74

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,574
Declined 957
Total Received 2,531

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
academic GPA

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

golf

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, golf

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Cheerleading, Soccer, Squash, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Soccer, Squash, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Creative Writing
Criminology
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic Design
Health and Wellness, General
History, General
Interior Architecture
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,437

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

1,408
students

Female
73%
1,025

Male
27%
383

42%

1,029
students

Female
79%
816

Male
21%
213

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

1,142
students

Female
71%
801

Male
29%
341

19%

266
students

Female
85%
224

Male
15%
42

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
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

105

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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