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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Fall 2020 Return to Campus--Chatham plans to be back together on campus in the Fall of 2020, with all aspects of the Chatham experience—from academics to athletics, housing and dining to events—operating under enhanced physical distancing and other changes. Please review our Fall 2020 Planning website outlining our planning and strategies for being back on campus, safely. Learn More

  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-
Woodland Road, Office of Institutional Research
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
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
$25,687/ 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
$24,698/ 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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Biology

At Chatham University, the study of biology spans the spectrum from unlocking the secrets of the gene at the molecular level to providing the knowledge to help understand the causes and spread of diseases.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,021Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
233
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Kind
    32%
  • Hard working
    18%
  • Different
    14%
  • Liberal
    14%
  • Strong
    14%
  • Very hard working, diverse, stronger than average
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Personable
    40%
  • Changing
    32%
  • 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

    Chatham University Reviews

    704 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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    For a Nursing major or a grad student in the PT program, this may be a great fit -- these programs seem to be what the school is geared toward. If you're looking to major in Humanities/Social Sciences I can say that the faculty is great but resources are extremely limited. Even since my first year, the focus has drifted from the supposed values of the university toward promoting athletics, which is not bad in itself but has created a cynical relationship between administration and students who were seeking a different experience.
    Chatham University is a good campus to attend if you dont mind small schools. Its big enough that you do see new people but still small that once you know a handful of people theres a good chance youll see at least one of them throughout your day, as well as any drama that goes along with them. The academics are good but somewhat lacking in the specialized majors. The food is not very good. It lacks variation and imagination. It tends to be the same thing over and over again. The only perk is that during lunch they do specialized options where you can create your own of whatever option they're offering that day, such as a ramen bowl. Unfortunately this is only during lunch.