Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA

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.

Tuition & Fees

$38,270

$38,270

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
32%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
45%
400-499
36%
300-399
10%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
32%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
24-29
100%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 935
Declined + 505
Total Received 1,440
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Private (nonprofit)

1,197

undergraduate students

403

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Services
  2. Business Administration/management
  3. Psychology
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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 1,600
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)

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Philadelphia, PA

75-acre campus on the outskirts of Philadelphia (population: 1,580,863); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
50%
Bottom 1/2
50%
Bottom 1/4
19%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
32%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
45%
400-499
36%
300-399
10%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
32%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
24-29
100%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application 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

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 935
Declined + 505
Total Received 1,440

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
State residency
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

John Solemine
Director of Admissions
P: 800 248-0052 (out-of-state)
F: 215 248-7082
chcapply@chc.edu

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,602

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,950
Room & board $11,200
Additional fees $320
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $50,870
Average Financial Aid - $28,602
Total with Avg. Aid $22,268

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,010,132
State $1,153,277
Institutional $85,361
Other external $600,131
Total $4,848,901

Non-need-based

Federal
State $5,796
Institutional $19,900
Other external $15,024
Total $40,720
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

State aid form
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 215 248-7182
F: 215 248-7217
finaid@chc.edu

Financial Aid Officer


finaid@chc.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, basketball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Jesse Balcer (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Recreation/head Coach
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Business
Administration/Human Services
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
English Literature
English Literature/Communications
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Forensic Biology
Forensic Chemistry
French
Global Affairs
Health Care Management
History
Human Resources Management
Human Services
Individualized Major
International Business/Language/Culture
Law/Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Marketing
Mathematical/Computer Sciences
Mathematics
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Performance
Organizational Dynamics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading
Secondary Education
Security Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Services
  2. Business Administration/management
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

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

1,600

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,197
students

Female
59%
710

Male
41%
487

25%

403
students

Female
81%
325

Male
19%
78

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

1,001
students

Female
57%
565

Male
43%
436

17%

196
students

Female
74%
145

Male
26%
51

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
32%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
France
Saudi Arabia
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Walter Perry
Interim Director of International Students Services
215 242-7989
perryw@chc.edu

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