Chestnut Hill College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Chestnut Hill College Admissions Overview:

Chestnut Hill requires prospective students to send in test scores from either the SAT or ACT. The school admits around six out of every ten applicants, making it accessible to interested students. In addition to an application form and test scores, students should send in letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, and a personal essay. Students interested in applying to Chestnut Hill should contact the admissions office, and/or schedule a campus visit and personal interview.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Chestnut Hill College Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Chestnut Hill College Description:

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill College is a private Roman Catholic college of about 1,500 undergraduates who are supported by a student/faculty ratio of 10:1. The college is just 20 minutes away from Center City Philadelphia (see all Philadelphia area colleges), but for those who don’t like travel, there is plenty to do on campus. Chestnut Hill has more than 30 student clubs and activities, ranging from archery to poetry, and the school is a member of the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) with 14 teams. It is also home to the Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament, which is part of the Harry Potter Weekend. Not only does Chestnut Hill have a Harry Potter Alliance club, but for one weekend a year, the campus is awash with wizarding-themed activities, including a Diagon Alley Straw Maze and a showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It may not come as a surprise that Chestnut Hill made my list of Top Colleges for Harry Potter Fans.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,838 (1,376 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,140
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,300
  • Other Expenses: $4,215
  • Total Cost: $49,755

Chestnut Hill College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,562
    • Loans: $8,705

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, Psychology, Accounting, Marketing, Biology, Communication, English Literature, History, Math, Political Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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