Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill is a private liberal arts college founded in 1924. Its 45-acre campus is located in Chestnut Hill, a residential area of Philadelphia.

Website: www.chc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,364
Undergraduate
Students
(63.0%) 860 Women
(37.0%) 504 Men
482
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 1,286 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
535 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,655
Tuition and Fees
$36,180
Room and Board
$11,000
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$27,947
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,278
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
82
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Griffen
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
34.3% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.2% White
11.0% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
9601 Germantown Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693
Phone
(215) 248-7001
Fax
(215) 248-7056
E-mail
chcapply@chc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
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
96% of 1,286 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 774 applicants were admitted
Men
95% of 512 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
270 (22%) of 1,231 admitted students enrolled
Women
138 (19%) of 745 admitted students enrolled
Men
132 (27%) of 486 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
3.20
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
535 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
20-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
9%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
34%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 6%
Top quarter: 21%
Top half: 60%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,655
Tuition and Fees
$36,180
Room and Board
$11,000
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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
June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003245
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
237 (86.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
218 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
211 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$27,947
Need-Based Gift
Received by 211 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,229
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 196 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,944
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 14 (96.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
54 (13.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,120

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
988 (81.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
933 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
923 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
62 (29.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$23,816
Need-Based Gift
Received by 900 (83.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,835
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 882 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,627
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 39 (74.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
117 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,214

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,278
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative Loans from Private Lenders

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Public administration and social services, Education, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Computer science/instructional technology, early education, biology/chemistry with Thomas Jefferson University; biology/chemistry and physician assistant with Arcadia University; human services administration; counseling psychology; international business, language, and culture
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
82
Part-Time Faculty
215
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
23%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 72% 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
619,886
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
70
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
75 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
48%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Griffen
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
football, golf

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student government, mask and foil drama club, association for musical performance, campus ministry community service group, business club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,364
Women
860 (63.0%)
Men
504 (37.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,118
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
34.3% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
39.2% White
11.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 39 countries
Average Age
27
All Graduate Students
482

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 2%
Education 9%

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