Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, United States
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Overview of Chestnut Hill College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,364
    • Men:504 Men (37.0%)
    • Women:860 Women (63.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Chestnut Hill College 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
9601 Germantown Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693
Phone
(215) 248-7001
Fax
(215) 248-7056
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

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
96% of 1,286 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 774 applicants were admitted
Men
95% of 512 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
517 average |480-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $36,180 (76.69%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,000 (23.31%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Chestnut Hill College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003245
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
180 (86.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
180 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
180 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
51 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$30,165
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 147 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,743
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 179 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,557
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 174 (96.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
28 (13.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,546

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
885 (81.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
885 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
883 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
262 (29.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$24,523
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 738 (83.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,903
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 873 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,716
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 661 (74.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
133 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,146

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$42,527
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

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

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 72% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# 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
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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Chestnut Hill College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • 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
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • 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
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Public administration and social services, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Psychology

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Services
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Middle School Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

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 II
Mascot
Griffen
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Chestnut Hill College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,118

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,364
Women
860
Men
504

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

Number of Graduate Students


482

Student Resources

Study resources