• Address: Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

  • Phone Number: 800-837-1290

  • Website: http://www.chatham.edu/

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About Chatham University

Chatham University is a private not-for-profit university headquartered at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was established in the year 1869. It is a co-ed institution with more than 2,000 students enrolled in it. It is selected as one among the Top 50 Green colleges by the Princeton Review.

Its mission is to build lives of purpose with value and work through its education. It believes in sustainable development and reduced environmental and economic challenges. It is also known as a bike-friendly university. It has two campuses namely Shadyside and Eden Hall.

  • Chatham University acceptance rate is 53%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 10:1.

  • The total student population is 2,110 which consists of 1,525 full-timers and 585 part-timers.

  • Chatham University address is Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232.


Chatham University Online

The university offers online students with world-class education mainly concentrating on working professionals. Students can access the content related to the program enrolled, interact with the faculty and fellow students online. Latest technology used for delivering the online programs helps to eliminate the usual difficulties faced in online learning.

My Chatham Moodle or Chatham Portal is the online learning management system used to provide students with the highly interactive classes via the internet. It consists of plenty of online resources to bring the exposure of classroom learning to online learning.

Students need to sign up with Chatham email in order to access online resources. The on-campus students also have access to some of the online portals such as attendance tracker, e-library, accessing mark sheets and many more.


Chatham University Schools

  • School of Arts, Science, and Business

  • School of Health Sciences

  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies

  • Folk School of Sustainability and Environment


Chatham University Tuition

The tuition for each program varies. Here, the total tuition cost for each degree type is calculated on an average basis. The average total tuition cost for each degree type is given below.

Degree Type Average Total Tuition
Bachelors $61,800
Masters $30,408
Doctors $34,285
Certificate $6,000

Chatham University Majors and Programs

It offers about 40 undergraduate degree and 20 graduate degree programs for the on-campus students. The teachings and programs possess the benefit of more than 140 years of history and tradition. There are several internship opportunities provided to practically implement the knowledge gained through academics.

It offers 16 programs across 8 majors in the online format. The majors include Behavioral Sciences, Fine Arts, Business Management, Information Systems, Design, Nursing, Psychology and Information Technology.

Some of the programs offered are given below.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Business Administration Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Nursing Practice - BSN to DNP Executive Track Certificate in Nursing

Chatham University Financial Aid

The university provides 99% of its students with federal, state or institutional aid. The FAFSA form must be filled to apply for the financial aid. Chatham University federal school code is 003244.

The Institutional Aid available include Rachel Carson Scholarship, Chatham Grant, Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award, Merit Scholarship, and Heffer Family Scholarship for Women.

The State Aid available include Pennsylvania State Grant.

The Federal-aid includes Pell grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Teach Grant, Federal supplemental grants, direct subsidized, unsubsidized and plus loans, and Federal Work-study.

The Military Aid includes the Yellow Ribbon Program and Post 9/11 GI Bill.


Chatham University Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Business Management programs have been accredited by the International Accreditation council for business education (IACBE)

  • Nursing programs have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • Design programs have been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)


Chatham University Library

The library in this university is called as 'Jennie Mellon Library'. It is popularly known as JKM library which provides students with databases, 1,44,000 physical books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. The e-library has all the resources of the physical library with 24/7 access. It has a technical team which solves any issues related to accessing the online library.

Chatham University Bookstore is available in the proximity of the university and provides books at affordable prices in the campus. The store is accessible online and it also includes collections such as apparel, accessories, gifts, collectibles, computer accessories and many more.


Chatham University Ranking and Reviews

Some of the rankings according to the US News is given below.

  • The university ranks 62nd in 'Regional Universities- North'.

  • It ranks 82nd in 'Best Valued Schools'.

  • In the online category, it ranks 98nd for 'Best Online Graduate Nursing programs'.

  • It ranks 115th in 'Best Online Bachelor’s Program'.

  • It ranks between 205 and 267 in 'Best Online MBA programs'.

Some of the reviews are given below.

  • The professors are knowledgeable, caring and compassionate towards the students.

  • It has a great student body which helps the students in the campus.

  • Infrastructure and Facilities are sophisticated.

  • Academics provided are industry relevant. The campus police take care of the safety in the university.

  • The online programs have a greater flexibility which allows a student to manage academics and work life effectively.


Chatham University Campus

The university consists of various student organizations, housing and residence life, programs and services, and the office of student affairs to keep the students engaged throughout their time in the campus. The facilities and infrastructures are well-maintained by the department to ensure the effective use by the students.

Chatham University Athletics - It has 20 NCAA Division III, athletic teams. It consists of both men and women athletic teams playing a variety of sports. Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Softball are the major sports played by the Chatham Cougars. The facilities offered by the department include Fitness Center, Ellis Field, Frozen Pond Arena, Sigo Falk Natatorium, West Field, Weight Room and many more.

Chatham University Dorms -The residential halls on the campus include Fickes Hall, Julia and James Rea House, Marjory Rea Laughlin House, Pelletreau Apartments, Woodland Hall, Dilworth Hall, Linzer Apartments, Chung Apartments, Haber Apartments, and Orchard Hall. Several facilities and amenities are provided in order to satisfy all the requirements of the diverse population.

Chatham University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003244
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE, CCNE, CIDA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, eLibrary , Yellow Ribbon Program, Military Friendly

Data Source: http://www.chatham.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Chatham University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 53 %
Student Faculty Ratio 10: 1
Total Population 2,110
Student Population Full Time: 1,525 Part Time: 585
Gender Division Male: 20 % Female: 80 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 1,926 522 1,394
Total Applicants Admitted - 1,016 256 759
Applicants Enrolled - 194 46 148
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 194 46 148

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Chatham University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Chatham University

School of Arts, Sciences and Business

Majors available

Literature Safety

School of Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

Falk School of Sustainability and Environment

Majors available

Media Studies

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Majors available

Business Management Nursing

Chatham University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.


Chatham University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,478 Undergraduate Student. U.S citizen or be an Eligible Non-Citizen, June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $1,500 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen, June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,500 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major,Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,500 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal work-study $5,367 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,367 Enrolled at least half-time, United States citizens and permanent residents only. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,367 Enrolled at least half-time, United States citizens and permanent residents only. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,367 Enrolled at least half-time, United States citizens and permanent residents only. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $19,075 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.chatham.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania State Grant $3,534 undergraduate ,.Pennsylvania residents. August 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.chatham.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Chatham Grant $20,910 Undergraduate, Full-time study at Chatham University. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Heffer Family Scholarship for Women $10,000 Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and full-time enrollment. February 1st, 2019
Merit Scholarship $20,910 Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and full-time enrollment. February 1st, 2019
Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award $5,000 Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and full-time enrollment. June 1st, 2019
Rachel Carson Scholarship Varies Annually based on cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and full-time enrollment. February 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.chatham.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $15,959
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,523
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,704
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,295
Over $110,000 $26,833

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 31% $3,935
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $22,231
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $4,716
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $19,910
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 90% $7,438
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 90% $4,430
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 26,393
Military Aid
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.chatham.edu/admission/aid/yellowribbon.cfm
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 64 $11,297
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 41 $9,528
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 23 $14,449

Data Source: http://www.chatham.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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