About Chatham University
On Campus Housing
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.
The 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.
Online Education at Chatham University
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 online programs helps to eliminate the usual difficulties faced in online learning.
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 greater flexibility which allows a student to manage academics and work life effectively.
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'.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $54,353. The average annual tuition cost ($38,738), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($11,868), and budget for other expenses ($2,750) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$56,097 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,868 per year. The average meal plan at CU costs around $5,850 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 27% male and 73% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university provides 99% of its students with federal, state or institutional aid. The FAFSA form must be filled to apply for financial aid. Chatham University FAFSA/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.