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Reviews 535 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Nightlife: Because Chatham is in the middle of the city, the nightlife is always there if students choose to be apart of this scene. Chatham also provides many on famous events and traditions for students.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The crime rate on campus is extremely low and you never hear of anything bad happening. The campus police are great at monitoring the campus to create a safe environment. At night you will find them parked among the campus making sure that the students are safe at night. I have felt extremely safe while being at Chatham.

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: Apply to all scholarships that you meet the requirements for. I earned a couple of scholarships from Chatham just for being myself and filling out a small application or participating in a short phone interview. There are many chances for students to achieve scholarships you just have to apply!

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: the campus police are real city police! Although there is some drug and Alcohol activity on campus it is very limited. If the police do need to address the issue they handle it well. The visitation in the dorms is only strict for first year students until the egg nog event, other then that anyone can come and visit as long as they sign in the at the entrance of the dormitory.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everyone on campus is very encouraging and helpful! I couldn't have asked for a better fit for me!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful with helping students find available job interviews and internships. They take it among themselves to help each student with their resumes and they help students practice for both sit down interviews along with over the phone interviews.

5 College Junior

Academics: My major, Biology is very competitive at Chatham University. The professors do expect a lot out of each and every student but are also very helpful and encouraging towards everyone. The internship opportunities are extremely vast. The internship i just completed was working in a hospital in another country for a month! The facility for science majors is very nice and fit for women students working in the labs.

5 College Junior

Academics: the workload at the school isn't bad at all, they are very encouraging towards what ever course you want to take. The advisors are great at guiding you towards a great path towards success. Also the professors are great at listening and if you have a problem they are always willing to help. The library offers many helpful resources for students such as free tutoring and study groups.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have a greek life on campus but if you still would like to be apart of it you can rush at University of Pittsburgh

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are many free museums that come with you student ID along with a free port authority bus pass. You never have to worry about paying to use city bus! There are multiple malls and shopping areas in Pittsburgh that people love to go to. Everyone in Pittsburgh is extremely friendly and willing to help! There are also multiple Universities in the area so there is always student interaction between them.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Three of the housing halls on campus are fully restored renovated mansions and many of the rooms are bigger then the average university rooms along with many of them come with walk in closets. The athletic facility is brand new and extremely clean! Chatham University has also just opened up a new sustainability campus with new a new dormitory and they are still building more buildings to fit the needs of students who will be taking the majority of their classes on that campus. The science building is also fairly new and the labs are fit for a women's body so the counter space is lower then what they would be at any other university. The dining hall has a pastry chef who bakes some of the best deserts possible and if you ever have a suggestion on a meal or desert, submit the suggestion and a week later you will see that they actually made it just for you!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Because Chatham University is located in Pittsburgh, PA there is a wide variety of off campus dinning! There are the cheap resturaunts along with the more upscale and expensive resturaunts. Some of the best places to go eat at is Eat n Park, Prantils Bakery, and Pamelas!

5 College Junior

Diversity: Being an all Women's College, it is an extremely diverse with accepting everyone, having a broad network of international student which brings a diversity in religion, and is extremely good at excepting everyone no matter what their sexual orientation is. Although the school is expensive there is still a big diversity in the economic background upon the students. Everyone fits in at Chatham University and no one is ever left behind.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's the best city to live and prosper

5 College Junior

Diversity: They let us practice our religious activities

3 College Junior

Facilities: We have access to almost every building using ID

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3 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is beautiful and intimate

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'd prefer to live off-campus, cause of the cost

3 College Junior

Greek Life: at Chatham, there isn't special Greek family

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: They make different food every day

4 College Junior

Athletics: They are big on spoorts

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is not many and enough courses offered for my program

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's very beneficial to leave off-campus

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Cafe Rachel has great coffee!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Chatham is located in Pittsburgh's cultural district, so there are many museums and cultural attractions.


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Athletic and Fitness Center Athletic and Fitness Center The Athletic and Fitness Center is a multimillion dollar facility. It is where Chatham's nine NCAA Division III varsity sports practice and has a wellness center for Chatham's student population and a space for large events.
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Elizabeth Dorssom
Redondo Beach, CA
Women's Studies
Grad Year
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Chatham is not a place for everyone. As a small, single-sex institution, the social scene can be too slow for some, and the same-sex campus might be too stifling for students who would enjoy having a coed campus. As one student states, "The school is great at marketing but not at holding up their end of the bargain."  The Chatham administration tends to spend more money on marketing to increase its undergraduate enrollment while letting current students simply fall through the cracks. However, the academics are challenging, the professors extremely engaged with the students, and the alumni connection in Pittsburgh is second to none. Students are required to complete an internship before graduating which gives students work experience in their chosen field.

Students note that it can be easy to get stuck in the Chatham "bubble," or feeling trapped on campus. But an outing to any of the surrounding neighborhoods for some shopping, a bite to eat, or a night out can quickly solve this problem. Joining an athletic team or a student organization can also help students feel more involved and a part of campus. Campus safety is also rated high, a facet of the Chatham experience with which students are very pleased. Students say the Public Safety officers maintain a good presence on campus. Chatham University is unlike any other school. The Shadyside campus is beautiful, and the residence halls are one-of-a-kind. Most students are pleased with the dining options on campus, the close relationships with professors, and the opportunities available to study abroad.

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