Chestnut Hill College

353 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Chestnut Hill College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Address
9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Website

Chestnut Hill College 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
75%
SAT Range
850-1080
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,888/ 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
    $25,476/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,588/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,900/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,551/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,925/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    54%
  • Unique
    38%
  • Quiet
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    56%
  • Small
    31%
  • Community
    13%

After Chestnut Hill College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

353 reviews
  • Excellent
    55
  • Very Good
    119
  • Average
    135
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    21
Chestnut Hill College is nothing like the colleges you hear about or see on television. The campus life is extremely limited. There are no parties on campus, well maybe once in a blue, and there is nothing around to really do. The school is located near two malls, but besides that there is nothing for you to really do. Only juniors and seniors are allowed to have cars on campus, unless permission is granted. Therefore if you want to have fun you have to go outside of the campus and spend money on Public Transportation, Uber or Lyft rides. The food has it's days, some days it seems appealing, others not. However, despite all the negatives the staff is amazing!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
There are campus shuttles that run regularly around campus and town every fifteen minutes and are very easy to use. There are also shuttles that run to nearby shopping centers on weekends and certain days, and shuttles that run to the airport near breaks. If there is somewhere you need to go in an emergency, you can always find a campus service to take you.

Having a car is nice, but definitely not needed.

Because the school is right outside of Philadelphia, there is a ton of public transportation nearby that can get you anywhere you can think of!
  • College Senior
  • Mar 16 2014
Second Time Around – I am currently pursuing my Master's In Holistic Spirituality, and I have to ADMIT so far this time around has been EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING. One of the chair-persons of the Deaprtment who is also a professor was asked to step down from her position, and went off on a tangent about waht was going and sent a chain email to myself and other students in the program which I felt was very UNPROFESSIONAL! I am currently not taking classes due to FINACIAL AID not guiding me correctly on classes I needed to under FEDERAL guildlines which resulted in me being under my required amount of credits, therefore I have a $2.180 balance which I am unable to pay out of pocket. So now my education has been put on hold until further notice due to their negligence!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 24 2012