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  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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
About Chatham University...
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,555/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,357/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,088/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,789/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,708/ year
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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.64 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
951Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Kind
    29%
  • Hard working
    19%
  • Different
    14%
  • Liberal
    14%
  • Strong
    14%
  • Very hard working, diverse, stronger than average
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Changing
    35%
  • Personable
    35%
  • Kind
    9%
  • Open-minded
    9%
  • All-Women
    4%
  • Misguided
    4%
  • Untrustworthy
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $34,000/ 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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    All in all, I feel Chatham has been a wonderful school. Attending a program that is so small has been a great experience. It provides easy one-on-one time with my professors, rather than having a lecture with 100+ students, where I hardly ever actually speak to the professor. Not only does the school provide wonderful educational opportunities, but even the events are wonderful. The amount of speakers that come to the campus to inform us of gender roles, women's leadership in society, the important notes on why it's important to be politically involved, and so much more has been great. I am being educated in so many ways more than just my degree.
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    I attended Chatham as an adult continuing ed student. The classes are rigorous and the professors invested in the students success. The campus is a beautiful, peaceful, secluded section of a vibrant city. For those who crave the occasional night-life, your student ID will get you a bus ride to downtown Pittsburgh or Oakland (where Pitt and CMU, and several other student bodies make up most of the population).
    The food is delicious, with vegan, vegetarian, international cuisine, and farm to table products of the Eden Hall campus and other local farmers.
    You can also get a delicious burger and fries, if you are determined to eat junkfood.
    There were opportunities for international travel, networking, career councilling, tutoring, work study, internships with leading companies, and fun field trips.
    I love my professors. They are always available and willing to help you. My complaints are towards the variety and quality of food available. The janitorial staff are hardworking and make living efficient. I would prefer more activities correlating with volunteer work because it is minimal on campus. Overall, it’s a nice campus though.