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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
From Chatham University

Chatham University is a highly ranked and respected institution with a 150-year history, centrally located in one of the US's most livable cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer over 40 academic programs in health and wellness; sustainability; business and communication; and the arts and sciences–all enhanced by our commitment to professional skill and career development.

What else? Engaging faculty. Internships. Integrated bachelors and masters programs. A stunning, park-like campus minutes from major Pittsburgh attractions (and a second location built for the study and practice of sustainability). Best of all, you'll get the hands-on, experiential education you expect from a private university at an affordable cost through Chatham’s generous scholarships and need-based financial aid.

But don't just take it from us – explore Chatham for yourself.

Chatham University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,525/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,725/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
951Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
257
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Kind
    27%
  • Hard working
    18%
  • Different
    14%
  • Liberal
    14%
  • Strong
    14%
  • Very hard working, diverse, stronger than average
    9%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Personable
    38%
  • Changing
    33%
  • Kind
    8%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • All-Women
    4%
  • Misguided
    4%
  • Untrustworthy
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    83%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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    Chatham University Reviews

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    The best college decision I have ever made. I absolutely love this school! Chatham University offers so many opportunities that other schools lack consistently. They offer things like awareness months and activities for all types of ethnicities and races, to educate and teach students and faculty about other cultures. There is an outpour of support and respect that you can not find at any other college. Chatham is unique in the experience that it will offer both its students and faculty. I highly recommend this school to anyone on the college search.
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    I am planning on applying to Chatham University, but before doing so, I've decided to go on a campus tour. I was pretty nervous when I first got there, but I felt all that uneasiness disappear once I saw the property. The vibe given off was warm as most of the property was filled with plants, trees, and grass as it was located in a place away from any loud noises one would normally hear in the city. There was also dorms dedicated for female or males or were co-ed, which I really appreciated it. The only thing that really bothered me was the fact there was no air conditioning, but it isn't really a huge issue since most students wouldn't be present during the summertime. It's also understandable considering the dorms aren't brand new, but either way. I highly recommend the campus for anyone who are more of an outdoorsy person and prefers to go to a small college/university.
    The best thing about Chatham University is that the teachers actually care about you and you get to know them on a personal level. They take an interest in your success and want to see you succeed, both in the classroom and outside of it. They are very helpful when it comes to athletics too, they are willing to work with you to find a solution when a conflict arises. It is not only athletics that they are helpful with, they have a big understanding when it comes to family to. As long as you talk to the teachers about what is going on, they are usually willing to help. One thing that is less great about Chatham is some their food services, usually in the dining hall they do not have the best or freshest option when it comes to food. It is usually the same thing over and over again with the rare occasion of some great food.