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Chatham College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1869
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 805
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $56,875,811
Admissions Address

Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Website

http://www.chatham.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@chatham.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michael Poll
Admissions office telephone: (800) 837-1290
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.chatham.edu Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 11 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 514
Total acceptances: 389
Total freshman enrollment: 147
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 514
Female acceptances: 389
Female freshman enrollment: 147
Out-of-state freshmen: 36%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 51%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 88%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 610
Math: 450 – 570
Combined: 920 – 1180

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.1% 1.6%
600-699 28.7% 18.6%
500-599 35.7% 38.8%
400-499 25.6% 31.8%
300-399 6.2% 8.5%
200-299 0.8% 0.8%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 29%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 19 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.8% N/A N/A
24-29 38.1% N/A N/A
18-23 52.4% N/A N/A
12-17 4.8% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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