Overview

Applicants
619
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 590
SAT Math
445 - 570
SAT Writing
450 - 560
ACT Composite
19 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
319
with Terminal Degree
163

233
Women
86
Men
25
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Photography


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rachel Carson '29
Environmentalist and Writer

Nancy Jardini '85
Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, IRS

Kathie Olsen, Ph.D. '74
Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Hon. Louise D. Adler '66
Chief Judge, US Bankruptcy Court

Elaine Scarry , Ph.D. '68
Harvard University Professor

Carol Murray-Negron '61
VP Avon Products Inc.

Syada el Daief '59
Member, Egyptian Parliament

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
82
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,628

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,351

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,591

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,814

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,538

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,200
Required Fees
$1,240
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$860

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,431

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
932
Out of State
19%

International
19%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

2.72%
Asian
12.05%
African-American
3.74%
Hispanic
73.34%
Caucasian
5.26%
Unknown
18.51%
International

89% female
11% male
19% are out of state
60% are full time
40% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
92
First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
72

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
51
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

7% participate in intramural sports
10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cougars)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Cougars)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student Support Group "Students Against Sexual oppression" ("SASO"). For more information, see http://www.chatham.edu/campuslife/

Minority Support Groups: Student Support Groups include the "Black Student Union" and "International Student Association". For more information, see http://www.chatham.edu/campuslife/

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Carnegie Mellon University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh

Sustainability

Chatham University recently completed Phase 1a of the Eden Hall Campus master plan, which is designed from the ground up to be a zero-net energy campus. The university, an ACUPCC signatory, also focuses on increasing its commitment to green by conducting annual inventories of its greenhouse gas emissions and developing plans to reduce its carbon footprint. In line with this, Chatham has completed a solar hot water system on its two largest residence halls. Chatham purchased Pittsburgh’s first hybrid police car to patrol its campus, and runs active cell phone, battery and computer recycling services. But the campus isn’t just “green,” it’s really green (as in the color), thanks to a 32-acre arboretum (117 different tree species!) and Chatham’s 386-acre Eden Hall Campus, which functions as a “living laboratory” where students can focus on sustainability issues. In order to ensure the continued verdancy of the campus, the university has banned pesticides since 2000. Chatham’s cafeterias are committed to using organic and local foods whenever possible, has an active composting program, and recycles all used cooking oil as biofuel. Moreover, the university has successfully eliminated the sale of plastic water bottles and has implemented a reusable take-out food container program. Chatham invests in and promotes the use of bikes on campus, opening an on-campus bike shop staffed by students that teach basic bicycle maintenance and repair for free! Chatham is a Bronze level recipient of the BikeAmerica Bike Friendly Employer and is a STARS Gold rated institution with AASHE's STARS Program.

Green Rating
96
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
50%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
In 2005 Chatham implemented a laptop computer program where all full-time undergraduate students receive a computer. Students are charged a tech fee to cover the majority of the hardware/software/insurance costs.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Amy Becher
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Address
Berry
Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone
800-837-1290

Email
admissions@chatham.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
New coffee shop and art gallery
Athletic and Fitness Center
Art and Design Center
Science Complex
Campus Arboretum
Many of the campus residence halls are renovated historic mansions. The campus also features an outdoor meditation labyrinth, the largest in Pittsburgh. The Shadyside Campus on Woodland Road is a registered arboretum, with over 120 distinct tree species. In addition to the Shadyside (Pittsburgh) campus, Chatham University offers the Eden Hall Campus, the first campus in the world build specifically for the study of Sustainability. With a new residence hall and Commons Building opening in Fall 2015, this campus offers over 380 acres for students interested in sustainability and a unique living learning environment.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Carnegie Museums (Art, Natural Hist, Science)
Concerts, Theater, Dance- Cultural Dist.
Pirates, Steelers, Penguins (pro sports teams)
Kennywood Amusement Park
Botanical Gardens; Zoo and Aquarium; National Aviary
Students have access to an incredible variety of cultural amenities in Pittsburgh, many of which provide discounted tickets to university students. From concerts to symphony performances and from traditional to contemporary art, Pittsburgh offers more to see than most major cities.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment
9am-5pm M-F, 9am,11am, 2pm Sat by appointment
800-837-1290

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9-5 , Saturdays and others by Appt
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Throughout the year.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@chatham.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Bring sleeping bag and pillow.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport is 20 miles from campus. Buses and limousines available for the trip from the airport to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Pittsburgh. The Port Authority Transit (PAT) operates the city's public transit system (buses, subway, and light rail line). Contact admissions for further details.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Pennsylvania Tpke., take Exit 6 (Pittsburgh) to I-376 W. Follow I-376 (the Pkwy.) W. toward the city. Continue on the Pkwy. through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel; stay in the right lane and exit immediately after the tunnel at Squirrel Hill (Exit 8). Follow the exit ramp and make the first left onto Forward Ave. At the first traffic light, bear left on Murray Ave.; stay on Murray to the dead end. Turn right on Wilkins Ave., and within half a block turn left on Woodland Rd., which leads directly into the college. The entrance is marked on each side by a red brick wall. The distance from the Tpke.'s Exit 6 to the campus is 12 miles.

Local Accommodations
Chatham's own Gate House, a restored historic residence on campus is available for overnight accomodations and breakfast for a fee (Call the Admissions Office at 1-800-837-1290 to reserve). Shadyside Bed-and-Breakfast (5516 Fifth Ave., 412-683-6501) is a stone manor house built by a steel magnate at the turn of the century. The Shadyside Inn (5405 Fifth Ave., 412-441-4444), about a mile away, is a complex of several all-suite buildings designed for short-term apartment stays. Other hotels located nearby include: The Courtyard Marriot(5308 Liberty Avenue, 412-683-3113); The Best Western (875 Greentree Road, 1-800-245-4444); Holiday Inn University Center (100 Lytton Avenue, 412-682-6200); Hampton Inn (3315 Hamlet Street, 412-681-1000).
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Key Stats

619
Applicants
932
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

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