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A college of distinction, Chestnut Hill College is a four-year Catholic, coed, liberal arts college located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, it is situated on a 75-acre campus overlooking the Wissahickon Creek. With many leadership opportunities and the cultivation of real-world knowledge and skills, Chestnut Hill College graduates enter a competitive world well prepared for success. Students come from 28 states, 31 countries, and diverse backgrounds. In addition to its undergraduate degrees, Chestnut Hill College awards the M.Ed., M.A., and M.S. in four fields, including Education, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Administration of Human Services, and Instructional Technology, as well as Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.

When it comes to student activities, students enthusiastically engage in the many clubs and organizations available. The College is NCAA Division II and competes in softball, baseball, M/W golf, W volleyball, M/W cross country, M/W soccer, M/W lacrosse, M/W tennis, M/W track and field, W bowling, and M/W basketball. Chestnut Hill College is also a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League. A swimming pool, gymnasium, soccer/lacrosse field, softball field, fitness center, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts and six tennis courts provide excellent athletic facilities for Chestnut Hill College students.

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Overview

Applicants
1,286
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
297
with Terminal Degree
132

165
Women
132
Men
31
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
55%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Exercise Physiology.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Corporate Communications.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Care and Support Services Management.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Gerontology.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Forensic Chemistry.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Chestnut Hill College "is a place where everyone is your neighbor and your family." "The campus is small," which provides "a small family-like atmosphere that makes you feel like more than a number." Located close to Philadelphia, students love the "beautiful" architecture of Chestnut Hill, which is "like living at Hogwarts," the fictional wizard school of Harry Potter fame. "I was drawn in by the size of the school," explained one Mathematics student. "Coming from a very small high school, I wanted to continue on with a school that could afford me small classes with individualized attention from professors." "It's small, cozy and very friendly, and I'm always taught by incredible professors instead of grad students," says another. However, students do note that "this school's emphasis is mostly on sports," and one student notes that "athletes can get away with poor grades or behavior," and social life "is very clique-oriented." As a small campus, there are "limited resources, [which] can't really be avoided," and "buildings need to be updated and improved." However, the small size does mean that professors "not only know their students' names, but they know each student as a person and actually take an interest in them." "The general professor population is very friendly and helpful," and professors work hard to "make learning something to Tweet about!"

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kathleen Donahue Bruyere
Groundbreaking career officer in the U.S. Navy

Young-Shin Chang
Chair, AEKYUNG Petrochemical Co.Ltd. Seoul, Korea

Frances R. Pierce
President/CEO Data Systems Analysts Inc

Nancy Loving
founder, WomenHeart advocacy organization for women with heart disease

Frederica Massiah-Jackson
Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Elizabeth Marron Cooper
Senior VP/Dir of Strategic Services, MRM Gillespie

Joan K. Lunney
Internationally recognized authority on swine genetics and immunology

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30
Notification Date
Oct 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,743

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,336

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,468

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$13,850

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$30,165

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,950
Required Fees
$230
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,298

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$10,224
Transportation for Commuters
$3,472

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,000
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,355
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

1.84%
Asian
34.69%
African-American
9.49%
Hispanic
39.59%
Caucasian
7.73%
Unknown
2.37%
International

63% female
37% male
22% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Students Say

Chestnut Hill College is "an open and friendly campus welcoming all diversity" that has "everyone from student athletes, musicians, students interested in theater, and adult learners." "The majority of students hail from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland" and are "nice, funny, [and] white-bread." "Everybody's diverse in both age and race, but, I would say many of the students are very intelligent and serious yet just comfortable enough in gaining their education." While students "come from all walks of life," most are "here for a sport" and "fit in great with their sport team." "There is an obvious separation attitude with regards to "cliques." Jocks tend to stay with jocks, nerds with nerds, etc.," one student explains. "Though it is easy enough to fit in with any crowd, [because] most are friendly and fun."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed

Students Say

As a small suburban campus, Chestnut Hill is a "pretty quiet" place where "weekends can get boring," and "you make your own fun." "A lot of students complain about how there is nothing to do on campus, which it honestly feels that way sometimes." "It's a dry campus with an annoying guest and sign-in policy," and "the town it's in is expensive" and "filled with yuppies." Many students "try to be off of campus as much as [they] can," which they can do because the school is "close to Philadelphia," and students often "go to bigger colleges to hang out." Other students feel there are "many activities going on all the time," such as sporting events, which are a "huge deal," and "musical performance [with] local bands." "The one thing that I would change about this school is the dining service," many students note. "The food isn't very good here." Overall life is "fast-paced, but low key."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
same as section above

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Kristin Tracy

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Aptitude measure, including intellectual ability/cognitive functioning, must be average or higher. Measure of language indicating a cognitive discrepancy. Measure of cognitive or sensory processing indicating presence of a specific disorder.

Documentation Required for ADHD

History of symptoms from childhood. Evidence that symptoms currently meet DSM criteria. Explanation of curent mitigating factors. Rationale for accommodations requested.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
36
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

13% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Griffins)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Light Weight Football
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Women's Sports (Griffins)
10 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
60

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stephanie Williams
Undergraduate Admissions Office

Address
Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693

Phone
215-248-7001

Email
williamss@chc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McCaffrey Lounge and Snack Bar
Fitness center
Griffin's Den (casual meals)
Fitzsimmons Hall (residence hall)
Rotunda of Saint Joseph Hall (five floors)
SugarLoaf Hill, a 32-acre recent addition to campus, provides more space each year for campus activites.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Historical Area of Philadelphia
Morris Arboretum
Penn's Landing/South Street
Shops of Chestnut Hill and Plymouth Meeting Mall
Chestnut Hill College is located in a suburban setting one half-hour from the center of Philadelphia, where the cultural, historical, social, and commercial life of a major metropolis can be enjoyed.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
please call or check website

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is the Philadelphia International Airport. Chestnut Hill College is also accessible by train. Both the Chestnut Hill East (R7) and the Chestnut Hill West (R8) Lines serve Chestnut Hill from Center City and 30th Street Station. Chestnut Hill East (R7) also provides service from Trenton, N.J., and Northeast Philadelphia. The surrounding area is served by many taxis. Septa bus from Philadelphia to Plymouth Meeting stops directly in front of campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.chc.edu/Directions/

Local Accommodations
http://www.chc.edu/directions_and_travel/Area_Hotels/


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