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International Profile


Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a private university that offers a blend of liberal arts learning and professional preparation. 

Academics

Chatham is consistently ranked as a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category. We offer more than 500 courses of study across three schools—the School of Health Sciences; the School of Arts, Science, and Business; and the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment. Our classes are small, with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. With our Integrated Degree Programs (IDP), you can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years in a wide variety of programs, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA). We’ve also partnered with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh so you can take classes there too. 

Location
Chatham’s 39-acre Shadyside Campus is nestled in a historic neighborhood located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. It’s known for its beauty and serenity, with renovated mansions that you can live in, 115 different types of trees and plants, and a pond. Safety escort services are available at all times and police officers are on campus. 

From the Shadyside Campus, you can walk to several neighborhoods for shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. And with your Chatham identification card, you can ride public transportation for free and take advantage of free or discounted admission to museums, theaters, and other local attractions.

Our Eden Hall Campus is located on 388 acres of forest north of Pittsburgh and serves as the home of the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment. Eden Hall is self-sustaining in every way: it produces zero carbon emissions, manages all waste and stormwater on site, and produces more energy than it consumes. A leader in sustainability, Chatham is the alma mater of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson ’29.

Our Chatham Eastside facility, located in the trendy East End less than one mile from the Shadyside Campus and right down the road from Google’s Pittsburgh office, is home to graduate classes in the health sciences and Interior Architecture programs. 

In Pittsburgh, you will find easy access to transportation, a comfortable cost of living, and a ton of things to do. You will also be in an area with more than 70,000 other college students, since several other universities are located within minutes of Chatham. Pittsburgh is located within easy travel distance of New York City; Washington, DC; and Boston, Massachusetts. 

Career preparation
Chatham highly values experience outside the classroom. All Chatham students complete one internship, and many complete two. Before the internship begins, the student, faculty advisor, and internship supervisor collaborate on a learning agreement, and throughout the experience, the advisor and the supervisor stay in touch to ensure that the student is benefiting from the internship. 

Chatham students have opportunities to learn from business leaders and companies in the Pittsburgh area. There are also world-renowned health systems, hospitals, and research centers in the city. Working one-on-one with a mentor is also available to students. Four Phases to Your Future is a program that encourages students to begin working during their first year to systematically develop a college experience that strongly positions them for what they want to do when they are finished with their degrees. Advisors in Career Development work with students through each of these phases to help them achieve their goals for the future. 

Student life
You can be part of our exciting athletics program featuring women’s and men’s NCAA Division III teams. And you can practice your leadership skills with one of our 59 campus organizations or join one of Chatham’s centers for entrepreneurship, sustainability, or politics. Participate in community service activities on campus or in the city. Take part in one of our many traditions. Whatever your interest, you can find it here at Chatham. 

LOCATION

Located right where three rivers join, Pittsburgh, pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as not only one of the most livable cities in the United States, but also one of the safest cities of its size. It is home to nine other colleges and universities and worldwide companies such as Heinz, Bayer Corporation, WESCO International, Consol Energy, and PNC. Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus is within walking distance of parks, museums, and neighborhoods bustling with activity.

AT A GLANCE

Type of school: Private, coeducational four-year university granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees

Size of campus: Shadyside Campus is 39 acres, and Eden Hall Campus is located on 388 acres. 

Number of students: 2,269

Number of faculty: 324 total faculty; 92.8% of full-time faculty hold a PhD or top terminal degree.

Colleges, programs, and degrees: Chatham offers more than 500 courses of study housed within the School of Health Sciences; the School of Arts, Science, and Business; and the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment. 

Geographic diversity: Chatham students come from 48 states and 30 foreign countries.

International student services: Adjusting to life in the United States as well as University and immigration policies; Chatham also offers year-round English instruction and tutors for specific subjects.  

International student budget: $50,644 (2017–2018; includes tuition and fees, room and board, books, health insurance, and other expenses)

Financial aid: Chatham offers renewable merit scholarships for international students that range from $6,000–$14,000 per year.

Test score requirements: If English is not your first language, you must submit a TOEFL iBT score of 79 or above or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above. Successful completion of the advanced level in the Chatham English Language Program also satisfies the English-language requirement.

Application deadlines and fees: Applications are accepted throughout the year (rolling admission). To be considered for Chatham international student scholarships and grants, however, students should apply by February 1 for the fall term or by November 1 for the spring term. 

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