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Reviews 595 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have personally not lived off campus but I hear that it is a great option and most seniors get off campus apartments.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being a short bus ride to Pitt and a short walk to Walnut street or Forbes Avenue there are tons of options for off campus dining.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Our campus is fairly laid back compared to most campuses. They like to let us do our own thing and make our own choices. Though they do not tolerate drug use at all.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on Chatham, you need to go to Pitt to find them, this can be a hassle and you wont have many friends at the parties.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Chatham gave me a great scholarship, it was so much that I could not pass it by.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is bad that there is only one dinning option on campus but they are soon bringing more. There are many options to choose from and its all you can eat. I also love that I can spend my unused meals to buy snacks and drinks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing on my campus is mansions that have been restored and turned into dorm buildings. Every room is unique!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very small rooms, not many amenities in the buildings.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school is expensive and I didn't get as much as I wanted.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing consists of converted mansions, so it's different than any other school

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Right now we only have girls but next year we are going co-ed.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Not very much variety, but the ones we have are good.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: It's hard to get used to a new art department after high school, and there are a couple of art instructors that I'm not a fan of, but the facilities are great and the classes are great.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The campus is isolated from the busy-ness of the city, but as soon as you step off campus you're close to Pitt and downtown, and there's plenty to do. You can have the isolated atmosphere with the convenience of stuff to do in the city.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: While the campus is strict, they understand you are adults.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Internships are required and they help you find them

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on campus

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic center is brand new

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great variety and convenience but high cost.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Chatham does not provide services to help students find off-campus housing and does not allow any student not meeting a junior-ranking in credit hours to live off campus if not with a legal guardian.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I know very little of the party life on campus as I am a commuter student.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Great city, great school, great people, great atmosphere

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the places can be expensive, but if you don't mind the commute find a place a little further away for cheaper

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Forbes ave is not far away and it has tons of places to eat

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my major and the opportunities at this school

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Athletic and Fitness Center
Athletic and Fitness Center
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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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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