Chatham U

Chatham University

1 Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, United States
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Overview of Chatham University (Chatham U)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,208
    • Men:288 (23.8%)
    • Women:920 (76.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Chatham U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Chatham University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Woodland Road
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA  15232-2826
Phone
(412) 365-1825
Fax
(412) 365-1609
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.67
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (Chatham U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $37,611 (71.70692646470039%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,090 (23.050084841089777%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.9065413433490306%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,750 (3.3364473508608032%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Chatham University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003244
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,303
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,200

Academics & Instruction (Chatham U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
122,599

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Chatham University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


50.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (Chatham U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Master of Science, Master of Interior Architecture, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Professional Writing, Master of Communication, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Health Informatics, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (36)


  • 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

Campus Life (Chatham U)

Location & Geography

Population


306,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area


427 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
23 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
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 of College Housing


60% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Chatham University offers 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

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


951

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,208
Women
920
Men
288

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,061

Student Resources (Chatham U)

Study resources