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Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
Chatham University (formerly Chatham College) is a private, liberal arts college founded in 1869 awarding baccalaureate degrees to women only. The university offers masters, doctorates, and online continuing education to women and men. Its 32-acre campus is located in a residential area, eight miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Several mansions in the neighborhood serve as student dormitories.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,002
   Women 809 (80.7%)
   Men 193 (19.3%)
Graduate Students 1,108
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 1,926 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Math 528 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 542 average
470-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $51,810
  Tuition and Fees $35,475
  Room and Board $11,042
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $28,841
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 114
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Pittsburgh Population 306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cougars
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.9% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students 2.3% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 48.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%