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Colleges / Chatham University

Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%

Chatham University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Chatham University. Chatham University admitted 66% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,514 students applied to Chatham University and 2,331 were admitted.

If you are applying to Chatham University, the application fee costs $35.

Chatham University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Chatham University's admissions stats.

Chatham University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 36%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
Waitlist No

Chatham University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Chatham University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Chatham University?

Chatham University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Chatham University Admissions

Transferring to Chatham University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Chatham University

Chatham University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Chatham University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Chatham University

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Chatham University for more information on admission factors.

Chatham University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Chatham University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check 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
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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Chatham University?

Students admitted to Chatham University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Chatham University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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, 36% of Chatham University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Chatham University?

To be competitive with other Chatham University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Chatham University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Chatham University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Chatham University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at Chatham University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Chatham University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 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.

More Information on Transferring to Chatham University

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Chatham University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • 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.

Do I have to submit test scores to Chatham University?

❌ No, Chatham University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting 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?

✅ Chatham University has an acceptance rate of 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Chatham University?

❌ Chatham University does not offer early decision.

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Chatham University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Chatham University? Chatham University is a somewhat selective institution. The Chatham University acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.


Chatham University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1250


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

Chatham University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Chatham University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. 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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