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Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Chatham University

Chatham University Overview

Chatham University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chatham University was founded in 1869 and the school now enrolls around 2,439 students a year, including 1,460 undergrads. Chatham University ensures housing for up to 754 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Chatham University

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Chatham University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Chatham University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Chatham University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Chatham University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Chatham University on the Student Life page.

2022 Chatham University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%
Tuition $40,625
Percent of Need Met 66%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,657

Is Chatham University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Chatham University offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

Chatham University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Chatham University. The acceptance rate at Chatham University is 73%. Last year, 3,006 students applied to Chatham University and 2,206 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chatham University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 79% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Chatham Universityreturn for the next year. Chatham University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 63%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Chatham University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Chatham University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Chatham University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Chatham University's endowment was $106.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $11,872 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Chatham University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Chatham University meets 66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,657 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $43,287 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Chatham University.

Based on this information, does Chatham University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Chatham University a good school for you?

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Where is Chatham University Located?

Chatham University is located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you want to see Chatham University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 376, Interstate 79, Interstate 76 to Pittsburgh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Chatham University and Pittsburgh are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Woodland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2826

Campus Setting: Urban

Chatham University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Chatham University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Chatham University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Chatham University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Chatham University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Chatham University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Chatham University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Chatham University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1300


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

540 - 670

Chatham University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Chatham University is like? There are approximately 2,439 students enrolled at Chatham University, including 1,460 undergraduate students and 979 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from PA and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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