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.

Website: www.chatham.edu/

Private
1,208
Undergraduate
Students
(76.2%) 920 Women
(23.8%) 288 Men
1,061
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
55% of 2,231 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
560 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
587 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,132
Tuition and Fees
$37,611
Room and Board
$12,090
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$29,499
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,303
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
120
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougars
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.1% White
17.9% Unknown
International Students
5.5% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
40%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.2%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Woodland Road
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2826
Phone
(412) 365-1825
Fax
(412) 365-1609
E-mail
admissions@chatham.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 2,231 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 1,623 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 608 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
313 (26%) of 1,217 admitted students enrolled
Women
214 (23%) of 924 admitted students enrolled
Men
99 (34%) of 293 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.67
3.75 and Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
587 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,132
Tuition and Fees
$37,611
Room and Board
$12,090
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,431
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003244
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
271 (95.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
228 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$29,499
Need-Based Gift
Received by 200 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,012
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 200 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,749
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 228 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
31 (10.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,096

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
865 (94.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
812 (93.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
812 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
109 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$26,138
Need-Based Gift
Received by 558 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,112
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 698 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,931
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 698 (86.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
89 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,089

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,303
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
920
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
23
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
601
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
55
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,200
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, arts management with Carnegie Mellon, biology, counseling psychology, film/digital technology, leadership/organizational transformation, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, business, teaching, writing and creative writing, architecture (landscape and interior), global/public policy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
120
Part-Time Faculty
219
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 68% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
122,599
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
202
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Education
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Health Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sustainability Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sport Psychology

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
427 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense education, well-lighted pathways and sidewalks

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Ice Hockey x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Ice Hockey x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Ice Hockey    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cheerleading, soccer, squash, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, chatham student government, residence hall council, student athletic advisory council (saac), creative writing club and mfa writing council, graduate student assembly
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
1,208
Women
920 (76.2%)
Men
288 (23.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
951
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.1% White
17.9% Unknown
International Students.
5.5% from 25 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,061

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
40%
Average Starting Salary
40%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.2%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 11%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 11%
Medicine 6%
Education 3%
Other 23%

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