Resources › For Students and Parents Chatham University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Chatham University. Daderot / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated September 15, 2017 Chatham University Admissions Overview: Admissions at Chatham are somewhat selective--the school has an acceptance rate of 53%. Students applying to Chatham do not need to submit scores from the ACT or SAT. In addition to a completed application form, students must submit letters of recommendation and a writing sample. If students choose not to submit test scores, there are additional requirements--check the school's website for more information! Admissions Data (2016): Chatham University Acceptance Rate: 53%Chatham is a test-optional collegeTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / - Chatham University Description: Founded in 1869 as the Pennsylvania Female College, Chatham University had been a women's college at the undergraduate level up through the 2014-15 academic year (continuing education and graduate programs have been coeducational). As of the fall of 2015, the university will be completely coeducational. The university is located in a historic section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Chatham's curriculum emphasizes study-abroad, internships and service learning, as well as the Senior Tutorial -- an original research project conducted under the one-on-one guidance of a faculty member. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Chatham College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Athletically, Chatham is a member of the NCAA Division III, in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,110 (1,002 undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 19% Male / 81% Female74% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $35,475Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,042Other Expenses: $2,000Total Cost: $49,517 Chatham University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 90%Average Amount of AidGrants: $22,231Loans: $7,438 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, English, Psychology Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%Transfer-out Rate: 29%4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%6-Year Graduation Rate: 52% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Chatham University, You May Also Like These Schools: Seton Hill University: Profile Duquesne University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGannon University: Profile Bryn Mawr College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIndiana University of Pennsylvania: Profile Smith College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrexel University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCarnegie Mellon University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphArcadia University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Pittsburgh: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCedar Crest College: Profile Chatham and the Common Application Chatham University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: Common Application essay tips and samplesShort answer tips and samplesSupplemental essay tips and samples Chatham University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.chatham.edu/about/index.cfm "Chatham University prepares its students, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to excel in their professions and to be engaged, environmentally responsible, globally conscious, life-long learners, and citizen leaders for democracy. Chatham College for Women offers superb career preparation informed by the liberal arts. Chatham College for Graduate Studies and Chatham College for Continuing and Professional Studies provide men and women with undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education of the highest quality with primary emphasis on preparation for work and the professions."