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Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate97%
Acceptance Rate97%

About Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College Overview

Chestnut Hill College is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chestnut Hill College was founded in 1924 and the school presently has around 1,548 students per year, which includes 1,094 undergrads. Chestnut Hill College ensures housing for up to 537 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 35% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Chestnut Hill College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Chestnut Hill College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Chestnut Hill College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Chestnut Hill College does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 Chestnut Hill College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 97%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 78%
Tuition $38,950
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,871

Is Chestnut Hill College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Chestnut Hill College offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Chestnut Hill College

It is moderately difficult to get into Chestnut Hill College. Around 97% of applicants get into Chestnut Hill College each year. Out of 1,697 applications received in 2022, 1,649 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chestnut Hill College

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

Around 70% of students who start at Chestnut Hill College come back for their second year of college. Around 53% of students who started at Chestnut Hill College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Outlook Chestnut Hill College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Chestnut Hill College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Chestnut Hill College'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.

Chestnut Hill College's endowment was valued at $10.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $25,621 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Chestnut Hill College

Tuition 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.

Chestnut Hill College meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Chestnut Hill College full-time are awarded $34,871 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $53,386 in student loans for each student with 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 awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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 Chestnut Hill College.

Based on this information, how does Chestnut Hill College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Chestnut Hill College a good school for you?

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Where is Chestnut Hill College Located?

Chestnut Hill College is located in the suburban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you are interested in seeing Chestnut Hill College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Philadelphia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Chestnut Hill College and Philadelphia are like without leaving home.

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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


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Chestnut Hill College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

890 - 1090


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

Chestnut Hill College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Chestnut Hill College is like? There are approximately 1,548 students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College, including 1,094 undergraduate students and 454 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from PA and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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