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Colleges / Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate97%

Chestnut Hill College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Chestnut Hill College. The college admitted 97% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 1,697 applications received in 2023, 1,649 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Chestnut Hill College, the application fee costs $35.

Chestnut Hill College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Chestnut Hill College's admissions stats.

Chestnut Hill College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Chestnut Hill College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Chestnut Hill College.

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

Considering Applying Early to Chestnut Hill College?

Chestnut Hill College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to Chestnut Hill College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Chestnut Hill College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Chestnut Hill College

What does Chestnut Hill College consider 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Important
State Residency Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Chestnut Hill College for more information on admission factors.

Chestnut Hill College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Chestnut Hill College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Chestnut Hill College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Chestnut Hill College?

Students admitted to Chestnut Hill College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Chestnut Hill College 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 60% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Chestnut Hill College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.41%
3.75 and 3.99 7.03%
3.50 and 3.74 18.38%
3.25 and 3.49 17.3%
3.00 and 3.24 21.08%
2.50 and 2.9 19.46%
2.00 and 2.49 9.73%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Chestnut Hill College directly.

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

Chestnut Hill College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 78% of Chestnut Hill College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Chestnut Hill College?

To be competitive with other Chestnut Hill College applicants, you should strive to score between 890 and 1090 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Chestnut Hill College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1090 and 25% of scored lower than 890, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Chestnut Hill College students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Chestnut Hill College students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

More Information on Transferring to Chestnut Hill College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Chestnut Hill College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Chestnut Hill College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Chestnut Hill College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Chestnut Hill College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Chestnut Hill College.

Does Chestnut Hill College accept transfer credits?

✅ Chestnut Hill College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Chestnut Hill College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Chestnut Hill College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Chestnut Hill College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Chestnut Hill College?

✅ Chestnut Hill College is not test optional.

What is Chestnut Hill College's acceptance rate?

✅ Chestnut Hill College's acceptance rate is 97%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Chestnut Hill College?

❌ Chestnut Hill College does not offer early decision.

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Chestnut Hill College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Chestnut Hill College? Chestnut Hill College is a somewhat selective institution. The Chestnut Hill College acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.


Chestnut Hill College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

890 - 1090


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

460 - 550

Chestnut Hill College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Chestnut Hill College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.12. 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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