Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill College is proud to serve as a launching pad for lives of excellence. As an inclusive Catholic institution, the College provides a well-rounded curriculum that challenges and inspires all students regardless of major. It’s no wonder why over 90% of alumni find a job or graduate school straight out of college; engagement with the surrounding community and professional world comes naturally with their CHC education. Its prime location is situated on the northwestern edge of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, giving students access to both exciting urban resources and comfortable natural landscapes.
Complementing every major with a curriculum that spans across disciplines, the College instills the values of academic excellence, ethical living, and care for their community and the Earth they inhabit. At CHC, students take to heart a Mission of growth and compassion.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Get to know Chestnut Hill College
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
The curriculum at Chestnut Hill College is designed to challenge students not only through the coursework itself, but also through the interactive classroom environment that encourages students to share and learn from their differing life experiences and perspectives. Such a campus-wide commitment to teamwork enables students to develop a confident sense of self and a true understanding of what unique skills they have to offer. Collaboration requires communication, and it is through the classroom that students develop their ability to assert their voice and share their input—a necessity in the professional world.
Chestnut Hill College was founded with a globally minded mission, and though its campus community is small, its impact reaches across international borders. As the College develops its globalized culture, it continually provides a range of programs through which students can travel the world to learn and serve. And with university partnerships in more than a dozen countries, students who go abroad are sure to receive the same high quality of education that they are privileged to experience in their own corner of Pennsylvania.
Even at home, CHC ensures that its curriculum is culturally rich and supported by a global perspective. The International Education Committee works to develop such areas of study as foreign languages, global affairs, intercultural foundations, and international business, language, and culture.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 180 | 10-19: 236 | 20-29: 69
30-39: 2 | 40-49: 0 | 50-99: 0 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 31
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 453
White, non-Hispanic: 517
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1
Asian, non-Hispanic: 24
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 2
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 53
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 101
Total Enrollment: 1,306
The College is proud to remain responsive to an ever-evolving society. As the demand for professionals in the health sciences and cybersecurity has risen, CHC has constructed new majors that are up to date with the issues of today’s marketplace. Majors within such new initiatives as the Cyber Sentinels Program exemplify CHC’s commitment to providing an education that is current, worthwhile, and impactful.
Students who have yet to declare a major are sure to find their passion with the help of CHC’s Academic Discovery Program (ADP). Alongside an invested Student Success advisor, these students get one-on-one guidance and support as they comb through their options and get a feel for what interests them. No matter how much exploring they do, they are always met with a helping hand, as their advisors work to ensure that their class schedules remain efficient and enable them to graduate on time.
Undeclared students are also able to reside in a living-learning community with others who are exploring their interests as well. Together, those who take part in ADP build relationships, discover their passions, and excel toward their vocations.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
Teacher certification program
Since its founding in 1924, Chestnut Hill College has brought meaningful change to its own neighborhood as well as to neighborhoods far beyond campus. Students are able to enroll in service-learning courses that earn them academic credit, organize their own clubs to reach out to a specific area of need, or engage in any variety of service and ministry programs that the College has to offer.
One noted service-learning program is the Urban Plunge, an immersive opportunity during which students can spend some time serving alongside their friends during the summer or winter break. Those involved live among and provide aid to underrepresented communities in the cities of Kensington, Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Meanwhile, they are sure to discover something new about the causes of urban poverty and the various factors that make it so difficult to escape. This experience brings students to confront their own prejudices, meet and bond with new friends, and impart life-changing assistance to those who need it most.
- Chestnut Hill College Griffins
- 18 Division II Sports Teams
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 82%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
The Office of Career Development is available to all students and alumni to provide guidance, advice, and resources to help them along any stage of their job search. Whether they are on the hunt for an internship or their post-graduate career, each student can develop career development strategies one-on-one with staff who understand and revel in their potential. One helpful resource is the FOCUS Career Assessment, a self-paced program that helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses, set clear goals for both during and beyond college, and pave the way toward satisfying employment.
Standardized test scores
Character/personal qualities | Geographical residence | State residency | Volunteer work
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank | Application Essay | Recommendation(s) | Interview
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | First generation | Alumni/ae relation | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 480 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 480 | 75th Percentile: 560
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 23
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $11,000