Chatham University

648 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Chatham University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Chatham University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,979/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,608/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,371/ year
  • $49-75k
    $2,393/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,013/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,565/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
562Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Kind
    30%
  • Hard working
    20%
  • Different
    15%
  • Liberal
    15%
  • Strong
    10%
  • Very hard working, diverse, stronger than average
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Changing
    36%
  • Personable
    32%
  • Kind
    9%
  • Open-minded
    9%
  • All-Women
    5%
  • Misguided
    5%
  • Untrustworthy
    5%

After Chatham University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

648 reviews
  • Excellent
    119
  • Very Good
    242
  • Average
    208
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    35
Athletics are there for students who want them, but don't expect to be super competitive in most sports (there are exceptions). It's the smallest school in its region and that is clear in many of the sports records.

For men, all your programs are brand new and not well established yet because of its recent change to coed. The school is trying to attract male students by pushing men's sports so they have a positive attitude about them in admissions. Many of the students are skeptical of this marketing strategy considering that the mission of the school was primarily to support women's education just one year ago and now they seem to be changing gears. You decide!
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
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!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 5 2014
Upon being accepted into Chatham University, I inquired about possible scholarship opportunities. I was informed that Chatham offered no scholarship opportunities for graduate students, and was given little to no resources beyond that conversation. It is only now that I'm realizing that there are plenty of opportunities out there for graduate students, even if not university-based! I suggest beginning to look earlier than I did.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 31 2013