If you are applying to Chatham University, the application fee is $35.
Here's an overiew of some of Chatham University's admissions stats.
|Chatham University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||37%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Chatham University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Chatham University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into Chatham University. Chatham University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Chatham University accepted 73% of students, approximately 2,206 from the 3,006 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Chatham University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Chatham University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Chatham University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Chatham University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Chatham University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Chatham University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Chatham University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9. Chatham University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Chatham University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Chatham University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 37% of Chatham University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Chatham University applicants, you should aim to score between 1080 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Chatham University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Chatham University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Chatham University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
To be most competitive at Chatham University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Chatham University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Chatham University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Chatham University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Chatham University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Chatham University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Chatham University.
Does Chatham University accept transfer credits?
✅ Chatham University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Chatham University accepts:
• DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Chatham University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Chatham University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Chatham University?
❌ No, Chatham University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Chatham University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Chatham University is 73%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Chatham University?
❌ Chatham University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Chatham University? Chatham University is a somewhat selective institution. The Chatham University acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
28 and Above
21 to 28
21 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Chatham University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.86. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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