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Chatham University Overview

Chatham University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Chatham University Known For?

248 Undergraduate Awards
$34,287 Avg Cost After Aid
55% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Chatham may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • Students at Chatham have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Chatham is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Chatham student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Chatham University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Chatham has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#40 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Chatham.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Online Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Writing Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Online Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Chatham has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#59 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#67 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#150 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Chatham University?

Location of Chatham University

Contact details for Chatham are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Woodland Road, Office Of Institutional Research, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-365-1292
Website: www.chatham.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chathamu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chathamu

How Do I Get Into Chatham?

You can apply to Chatham online at: www.chatham.edu/admission/apply.cfm

Admission Requirements for Chatham

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Chatham?

55% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
Chatham has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.

Can I Afford Chatham University?

$34,287 Net Price
93% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Chatham is $34,287. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Chatham, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $8,414 a year. That adds up to $33,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chatham is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Chatham University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,142 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,408 undergraduate students at Chatham, with 1,142 being full-time and 266 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Chatham

There are also 1,029 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,142 full-time undergraduates at Chatham, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Chatham

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chatham University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Chatham Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 861
International Students 68
Other Races/Ethnicities 72

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Chatham University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Chatham. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Canada.

Online Learning at Chatham University

338 Took All Classes Online
959 Took At Least One Class Online
0.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Chatham. In 2017-2018, 959 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Chatham has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 49th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Chatham

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chatham University was 0.1%. This is the #2,016 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Chatham regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Chatham majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Architecture & Related Services 11%
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%
English Language & Literature 4%
General Psychology 25%
Interior Architecture 10%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 41%
Nursing 4%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 50%
Psychology 13%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Chatham ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Chatham.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Interior Architecture #2
Architecture & Related Services #12
Writing Studies #61
English Language & Literature #110
Nursing #455

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Chatham University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 29 16 83 128
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 40 69 109
General Biology 30 38 0 68
Allied Health Professions 0 66 0 66
General Psychology 33 15 7 55
Writing Studies 6 37 0 43
Business Administration & Management 10 20 0 30
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 30 0 30
Sustainability Science 11 11 0 22
Interior Architecture 10 10 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 15 5 0 20
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 12 0 19
Health & Physical Education 19 0 0 19
International Agriculture 0 12 0 12
Accounting 3 9 0 12
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 11 0 11
Criminology 9 0 0 9
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 8 0 8
Marketing 6 0 0 6
Special Education 0 6 0 6
Social Work 6 0 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 5 0 0 5
Management Information Systems 4 0 0 4
General English Literature 4 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 4 0 0 4
Arts & Media Management 4 0 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 4 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 3 0 0 3
Economics 3 0 0 3
Public Policy 3 0 0 3
History 2 0 0 2
Other Statistics 2 0 0 2
International Studies 2 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 0 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1 0 0 1
International Business 1 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 0 1
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 1
Public Health 1 0 0 1
Mathematics 1 0 0 1
Cultural Studies & Analysis 1 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Biology 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 248 357 159 764

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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