Chatham University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Pennsylvania


Founded in 1869 as the Pennsylvania Female College, Chatham University remains a women's college at the undergraduate level (continuing education and graduate programs are coeducational). The college is located in a historic section off Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chatham's curriculum emphasizes study-abroad, internships and service learning, as well as the Senior Tutorial -- an original research project conducted under the one-on-one guidance of a faculty member. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Chatham College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, English, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2184
Total Grad Students: 1140
Undergraduate Students: 1044
Faculty: 85

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 7%
Percent Female: 93%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15232


Main Email:

Main Phone: 412-365-1825

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Lisa Meyers

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Tara Viti

Athletics Contact:
Zauyah Waite

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credits are accepted from accredited colleges and universities where the student has earned a C or higher. A preliminary evaluation of transfer credit is made at the time of admission to provide an indication of class standing.

Credits (Min/Max):
A minimum of 45 credits must be completed at Chatham University in order to graduate. Course sequencing, pre-requisites, major requirements, and other considerations may necessitate completing additional credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT or ACT scores are only needed if the student has less than 24 transferable credits. Students out of high school for more than two years do not need to submit test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One letter of recommendation is required for admission.

Essay(s) required:
A 500 word essay or writing sample is required for admission. The essay topics are provided within the admission application.

Application Fee:
$35 can be waived for students who visit campus

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 62%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -62%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 860

Other Expenses: 2862

Room and Board: 9476

Tuition and Fees: 30312

Total Cost: 43510

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students can receive up to $12,000 per year in merit scholarship based on their academic performance at their previous institution. Those students involved in Phi Theta Kappa can also receive an additional $2,000 in scholarship.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6565

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 75%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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