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Chatham University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chatham University students experience a dynamic academic community that empowers them to explore and define their abilities. Chatham has been developing sought-after leaders who leave an impact on the world for over 140 years.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
930 undergraduate students
60% of undergrad students are full time
10% male — 90% female
38% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
110 full-time faculty
209 part-time faculty
9 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Retention Fall 2014

77% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

56% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2014

Nonresident aliens 12%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 8%
White 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 28%

GLOBAL FOCUS PROGRAM

Every year, Chatham’s Global Focus program chooses a theme around which to shape the general education curriculum and direct acts of service and exploration. First-year seminars, as well as various common-core courses, are specifically redesigned each year to fit this Global Focus, providing students a common, shared experience that is nevertheless unique to each University class. Students can also attend guest lectures and participate in research, writing, and film contests to immerse themselves in the issues that the Global Focus brings to to Chatham’s attention. These school-wide efforts have ranged all the way from global climate change to the economies of specific countries.

BACHELOR OF SUSTAINABILITY

In 2010, Chatham established the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment in order to produce leaders in the ever-developing field of environmental studies. Its unique sustainability program for undergraduates allows students to pursue such important concentrations as sustainable technology, natural resource management, sustainable business & management, and sustainable policy & communications. No longer a niche field, sustainability requires focus from excellent scholars who are passionate about the environment’s future. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to analyze the policies, patterns, and social and economical issues related to the plant.

SELF-DESIGNED MAJOR

Understanding that some topics cannot be explored fully through a single lens of thought, Chatham allows students to design their own major through an interdisciplinary combination of courses. Students who create their own major work with an advisor to set their desired learning outcomes and prepare an academic structure that best represents their focus. The self-designed major allows students to delve deeply into topics that may not be common but are nevertheless vital and best understood through a complex combination of lessons.

AWARENESS MONTHS

Diversity Awareness and Celebratory months are taken seriously on Chatham’s campus. Each month, students and faculty bring their attention to marginalized cultures through acts of service and inclusion. Planning committees comprised of both community members and those within the Chatham family organize events that broaden knowledge and challenge stereotypes, celebrating the world’s variety of races, genders, religions, and more.

INTEGRATED DEGREE PROGRAM

Students already looking ahead to graduate school can enroll in Chatham’s Integrated Degree Program (IDP). Because graduate schools are already competitive enough, Chatham makes sure that its students are secure in their pursuits for further education. Those who declare an IDP interest are guaranteed admission to a Chatham graduate program and can begin taking graduate classes during their time as undergrads. IDP can save both time and money by awarding both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years total.

INTERNSHIPS FOR ALL

All undergraduate students are required to participate in an internship in order to gain hands-on experience within their field. Career Advisors work one-on-one with students to provide easy, helpful guidance through every stage of the internship process. With such a great focus on professional success, Career Development is driven to set students up with positions that are relevant and applicable to their prospective careers.

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2104

627 Total Applicants
328 Total Admissions
104 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
52.31% of applicants admitted

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015

Expenses  
Tuition $32,234
Fees $1,195
Total $33,429
   
Room and Board (on campus) $10,368
Room Only $5,258
Board Only $5,110
Estimated Total On Campus $43,797

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
86% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$29,006 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid received
$5,875 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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