B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Chatham University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Chatham University

Cost

Net Price
$21,066/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,498/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,024/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,600/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,918/ year

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
667Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
75%
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
95%
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
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
48%
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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I am an incoming freshman at the school, and my experience so far there has been excellent! The campus is beautiful and woodsy yet is situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, so it makes it very easily to find good jobs and internships for whatever major you choose! Some of the staff is very helpful, especially with all my credits coming in. Go Cougars!
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Athletics are there for students who want them, but don't expect to be super competitive in most sports (there are exceptions). It's the smallest school in its region and that is clear in many of the sports records.

For men, all your programs are brand new and not well established yet because of its recent change to coed. The school is trying to attract male students by pushing men's sports so they have a positive attitude about them in admissions. Many of the students are skeptical of this marketing strategy considering that the mission of the school was primarily to support women's education just one year ago and now they seem to be changing gears. You decide!
Some quick notes:
-Diversity is a priority to the faculty and most students. Mostly WASPs, but diversity is growing.
-Growing male athletics. Not super competitive, and most sports are welcoming to walk-ons.
-Dorms are better (IMO) in comparison to bigger schools (Pitt). Many rooms located in cool old mansions. Others more modern, including the apartments.
-Professors are helpful. One-on-one meetings are common. Each professor I've had has been understanding and accommodating.
-Safety is great. Police are there if needed, not overbearing. Many have a good relationship w/ them, as they are pretty cool people.
-Small, pretty campus. Students love sitting in the grass on nice days.
-Huge parties are nonexistent. Smaller, discreet parties are common and most students are chill.
-Activities are average. You have to jump in on your own terms. Pittsburgh is an amazing city with lots to do.
-Least favorite thing is the food. Students order often.