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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Chestnut Hill is a private, Catholic college located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,118 undergraduate students. The Chestnut Hill acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Human Services, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 55% of students, Chestnut Hill alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,300.
About Chestnut Hill College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Website
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Chestnut Hill College 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
96%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1150
ACT Range
20-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,863/ 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
$23,497/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,118Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
246
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Unique
    31%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Quiet
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    58%
  • Small
    26%
  • Community
    16%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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Chestnut Hill College Reviews

390 reviews
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A small school that is looking to expand and continue to be a pivotal education hub in the Philadelphia community. A solid science department and growing communications, technology, and music departments have begun to create a university level of education at a small college. With one of the most scenic campuses in Philadelphia the only thing to make this school better would be more parking and better food services!
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I've had an excellent experience at Chestnut Hill as a graduate student in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology program. The program has an excellent reputation in the area for turning out graduates who are extremely prepared to immediately begin working in the field. Many of my professors are practicing clinicians, and I find their direct experience to be very helpful in the classroom. I also love that CHC offers so many concentrations within the program- many more than any other graduate program I looked at!
My experience at Chesnut Hill was not what I expected to be. I'm an international student so I was super excited to live that college life experience in the U.S. However, I encounter myself with a school that was very limited in all senses and there was really not much to do because of the size of the school. If you are not part of a sport at CHC I believe is difficult to make relations with other students because the majority of them that live on campus are athletes.

Academics were okay. From my perspective was very easy to get all A's if you are responsible. The proffesros are super helpful and are easy to reach if you have any problem. All the faculty is super nice and I believe they really care about their students. However, from all the college rankings I have seen in the area of Philadelphia CHC stands at the end of the lists.

In conclusion, I believe CHC is too expensive for what it offers so I would recommend looking at other options before attending this school.