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Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private

About Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Philadelphia, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1924, Chestnut Hill College currently enrolls around 1,548 students a year, including 1,094 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $10,469,462. For each full-time student, Chestnut Hill College spends about $25,621.

2021 Admissions Facts About Chestnut Hill College

Acceptance rate: 97%

Average GPA: 3.12

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Chestnut Hill College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Chestnut Hill College. The acceptance rate at Chestnut Hill College is 97 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.12 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Chestnut Hill College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 186 students who started at Chestnut Hill College as first-time freshman, 91 graduate within four years.

Chestnut Hill College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 53 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $53,386 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Chestnut Hill College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Chestnut Hill College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

9601 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693

Campus Setting: Suburban

Chestnut Hill College 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 Chestnut Hill College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Chestnut Hill College is Continuous processing.

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

Chestnut Hill College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


20 to 23


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Chestnut Hill College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Chestnut Hill College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Chestnut Hill College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Chestnut Hill College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Chestnut Hill College is like? There are approximately 1,846 students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College, including 1,364 undergraduate students and 482 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from PA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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