Chatham University

Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tel: (412)365-1100
Private not-for-profit | 2,178 students
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Chatham University Photo #1 - Chatham University is home to almost 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Chatham’s Shadyside Campus includes the historic, 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum campus and the new Chatham Eastside at Fifth and Penn avenues.
Chatham University Photo #5 - Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm Campus is located north of Pittsburgh in Richland Township and approximately 45 minutes from Chatham’s historic Shadyside Campus. The Eden Hall Farm Campus is a living laboratory for our undergraduate and graduate students and promises to become one of the most unique learning and living environments in the United States. A gift from Eden Hall Foundation to Chatham University, the Eden Hall Farm Campus supports a variety of educational, environmental, women’s leadership and community programs. Amenities on the 388-acre campus include a working conference and retreat center, the Sebastian Mueller House, swimming pool, bowling alley, and trails. Originally assembled by Sebastian Mueller, one of the first executives at the H.J. Heinz Company, Eden Hall Farm served as Mr. Mueller’s summer estate and a retreat for generations of the company’s working women. Chatham honors the legacy of Sebastian Mueller, Eden Hall Farm’s founder, by creating an academic retreat that will allow community members to expand their horizons and explore their potential.
Chatham University Photo #7 - This labyrinth is dedicated in memory of Jessica G. Davant, through the generosity of her mother, Diana Risien Jannetta, stepfather, Dr. Peter Jannetta, and brother, Robert M. Davant III. Jessica Grimes Davant (1962-2006) attended The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, St. Michael’s Sussex in England through the British-American Educational Foundation, and Roanoke College in Salem, Va. She was graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of arts and sciences degree in 1987, and was devoted to nonprofit organizations and the fine arts. She worked on the development staff of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and later the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, which dedicated a tree in Schenley Park in her memory. Jessica was also a volunteer with the Menil Collection and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Located on the lawn in front of Berry Hall on the University’s Shadyside Campus, the labyrinth landscape was designed by Matthew ‘Brody’ Little, a third year graduate student in Chatham’s Master of Landscape Architecture program, who won the landscaping design competition in January 2008. The labyrinth was installed by Vento Landscaping and measures 60 feet in diameter. Sited on a small rise above Woodland Road, the landscaping hides the labyrinth at eye level, allowing it to be gradually discovered by visitors as they walk the slight incline from Woodland Road to the entry path. It is believed to be the largest outdoor public labyrinth in Pittsburgh.
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Chatham University Photo #1 - Chatham University is home to almost 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Chatham’s Shadyside Campus includes the historic, 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum campus and the new Chatham Eastside at Fifth and Penn avenues.
Chatham University Photo #2 - Chatham University is located in the city of Pittsburgh. Cross-registration allows students to take courses at any of the nine major Pittsburgh colleges and universities including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Chatham University Photo #3 - The department of Athletics and Recreation offers a variety of intramural programs, outdoor adventure programs, and fitness opportunities for all students to enjoy. In addition to our nine NCAA athletic teams, the Athletic and Fitness Center (AFC) offers facilities for many different athletic activities including squash, strength training, rock climbing, jogging, basketball, volleyball and aerobics.
Chatham University Photo #4 - Beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year, Chatham University adds Water Polo to the list of competitive water sports offered.
Chatham University Photo #5 - Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm Campus is located north of Pittsburgh in Richland Township and approximately 45 minutes from Chatham’s historic Shadyside Campus. The Eden Hall Farm Campus is a living laboratory for our undergraduate and graduate students and promises to become one of the most unique learning and living environments in the United States. A gift from Eden Hall Foundation to Chatham University, the Eden Hall Farm Campus supports a variety of educational, environmental, women’s leadership and community programs. Amenities on the 388-acre campus include a working conference and retreat center, the Sebastian Mueller House, swimming pool, bowling alley, and trails. Originally assembled by Sebastian Mueller, one of the first executives at the H.J. Heinz Company, Eden Hall Farm served as Mr. Mueller’s summer estate and a retreat for generations of the company’s working women. Chatham honors the legacy of Sebastian Mueller, Eden Hall Farm’s founder, by creating an academic retreat that will allow community members to expand their horizons and explore their potential.
Chatham University Photo #6 - the Howe-Childs Gate House offers an elegant and gracious entrance to the campus on Fifth Avenue. The oldest frame house in Pittsburgh and the oldest extant house from Fifth Avenue's "Millionaire’s Row," the Gate House is a registered Pittsburgh historic landmark and is an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. Historic renovations and restorations of the building are complete, following an official dedication and ribbon cutting on June 5, 2003.
Chatham University Photo #7 - This labyrinth is dedicated in memory of Jessica G. Davant, through the generosity of her mother, Diana Risien Jannetta, stepfather, Dr. Peter Jannetta, and brother, Robert M. Davant III. Jessica Grimes Davant (1962-2006) attended The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, St. Michael’s Sussex in England through the British-American Educational Foundation, and Roanoke College in Salem, Va. She was graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of arts and sciences degree in 1987, and was devoted to nonprofit organizations and the fine arts. She worked on the development staff of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and later the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, which dedicated a tree in Schenley Park in her memory. Jessica was also a volunteer with the Menil Collection and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Located on the lawn in front of Berry Hall on the University’s Shadyside Campus, the labyrinth landscape was designed by Matthew ‘Brody’ Little, a third year graduate student in Chatham’s Master of Landscape Architecture program, who won the landscaping design competition in January 2008. The labyrinth was installed by Vento Landscaping and measures 60 feet in diameter. Sited on a small rise above Woodland Road, the landscaping hides the labyrinth at eye level, allowing it to be gradually discovered by visitors as they walk the slight incline from Woodland Road to the entry path. It is believed to be the largest outdoor public labyrinth in Pittsburgh.
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
-1%
% Asian
3%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
2%3%
% Black
9%6%
% White
85%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$31,532$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$31,532$24,744
 
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.

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