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?
- Chatham has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- The student loan default rate at Chatham is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Chatham.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Chatham student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Chatham.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Chatham has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Architectural Technology/Technician Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#2||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Architecture & Related Services||College Factual|
|#3||Best Interior Architecture Schools||College Factual|
|#3||Best Interior Architecture Schools||College Factual|
|#150||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
|#171||Best Allied Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Chatham University?
Contact details for Chatham are given below.
|Address:||Woodland Road, Office Of Institutional Research, Pittsburgh, PA 15232|
How Do I Get Into Chatham?
You can apply to Chatham online at: chatham.edu/admission-and-aid/next-steps/apply.html
Admission Requirements for Chatham
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Chatham?
Approximately 27% of accepted students are men and 73% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.
Can I Afford Chatham University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Chatham, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $11,226 a year. That adds up to $44,904 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Chatham is 3.1%. 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
There are also 995 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,071 full-time undergraduates at Chatham, 29% are male and 71% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chatham University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||52|
|Hispanic or Latino||55|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Chatham has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Chatham
The following table shows how Chatham is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Architecture & Related Services||#25||#25|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#31||#31|
Online Growth Rankings of Chatham
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chatham University was 25.3%. This is the #961 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|
|Business, Management & Marketing||3%|
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|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#50|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#86|
|English Language & Literature||#102|
|Computer Information Systems||#162|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#232|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#418|
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.
*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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