Chatham University

Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tel: (412)365-1100
Private not-for-profit | 2,178 students
Chatham University provides its more than 2,200 students with a solid education built upon strong academics, public leadership and global perspectives. Chatham’s graduate programs, continuing education and certification programs provide women and men with advanced education for professional careers. Founded in 1869, the University includes Chatham College for Women; the College of Graduate Studies; the College for Continuing and Professional Studies and the School of Sustainability and the Environment. 

School Overview:

Chatham University
CountyAllegheny County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
173 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,178 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,484 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
694 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
922 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
1,256 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted60%64%

School Notes:

  • Chatham’s 39-acre Shadyside Campus is located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and our new 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus is located north of the city and offers a unique learning environment for all students. Technological updates, including wireless access around campus, MacBook Pros provided to all first-year students, and a $10 million science complex, keep students connected both in and out of the classroom. Chatham hosts eight NCAA Division III athletic teams in our spacious Athletic and Fitness Center. Our new wellness program encompasses your emotional, environmental, physical, social, spiritual and mental well-being, and helps to prepare you to live healthy throughout your life. Admission to Chatham University is determined by the candidate’s academic record, her promise as a student at Chatham, and commitment to continued personal growth. Chatham gives preference to students that come from a strong college preparatory background. Chatham encourages a minimum of four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of science, and three years of social science. The meeting of minimum requirements itself does not ensure admission to Chathan. Acceptance is contingent upon a candidate’s completion of secondary school requirements and is based on careful review of all credentials presented by the candidate.

Related School Videos

View more school videos

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles:

Evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college
Published January 22, 2013
This article discusses important factors to consider when evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college.

Why choose a liberal arts college?
This article explores the many reasons to choose a liberal arts college over a public university or technical college.

History of a Liberal Arts Education
This is a short history of a liberal arts education from ancient antiquity to modern day liberal arts colleges.

  • More articles: About Liberal Arts Colleges

    I am a:
    Parent or guardian name:
    First name:
    Middle name:
    Last name:
    Student date of birth:
    Country of citizenship:
    Student is:
    Target start date:
    Name of current school:
    School type:
    Applying for financial aid?:

    Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.


    (enter "N/A" if not applicable)

    Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

    Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

    Most Popular Articles:

    • Characteristics of a Liberal Arts College
      This article explains the characteristics of a liberal arts institution. It also offers insight into the admissions process for liberal arts colleges.
    • History of a Liberal Arts Education
      This is a short history of a liberal arts education from ancient antiquity to modern day liberal arts colleges.
    • Evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college
      This article discusses important factors to consider when evaluating and choosing a liberal arts college.
    • What is a Liberal Arts College?
      A liberal arts college is a four-year higher-learning institution, usually found in the United States. These colleges emphasize a broad undergraduate education.
    • Choosing A Liberal Arts College
      You've decided to attend a liberal arts college. Congratulations. There are a number of factors to consider when deciding which liberal arts college to attend and you might not know where to begin. It is important to ensure that the college you select is one that will meet your personal needs as well as your educational ones. Following are some guidelines to help you determine which liberal arts college is best for you.
    • More articles: About Liberal Arts Colleges