Chatham University

Undergraduate Admission

Grounded in the liberal arts and focused on preparing students for the future, a Chatham University education emphasizes women’s leadership, global understanding and environmental awareness. Opportunities for intellectual and personal growth are coupled with personal attention from faculty. In this way, Chatham empowers women to assume their roles as leaders as it has for more than 140 years.

The Chatham Advantage

With a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1, faculty - not teaching assistants - teach all classes and advise students as they choose from over 35 majors and pre-professional programs. Technological updates, like wireless access around campus, 13 inch MacBook Pro computers provided to all first-year and transfer students, and a $10 million science complex, keep students connected both in and out of the classroom. Chatham's Accelerated Graduate program enables students to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Chatham or from the prestigious Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon in as few as five years.

Chatham students may register for classes at any of Pittsburgh’s nine other colleges and universities including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh - both of which are within walking distance of the campus. The Chatham Abroad program offers international travel and study for every student. Mentoring programs link students to more than 350 internships nationwide.

The Global Focus program brings a region of the world—its politics, geography, cultures, and perceptions—into closer view for the entire campus community through course work, service learning projects, lectures, movies, and discussions. Recent Global Focus topics include Latin America and the Communities of Islam.

Involvement in one’s own community is integral to the Chatham experience. Combining practical learning opportunities with career exploration, Chatham students typically complete over 46,000 community service learning hours worldwide annually.

Chatham's nine NCAA Division III sports teams have a new home in an $18 million Athletic and Fitness Center, featuring a competition pool, gym, squash courts, cardio rooms, climbing wall, running track, and exercise and dance studios.

To arrange a personal tour and interview or to RSVP for one of our upcoming events, please contact our office at 800-837-1290 and our receptionist will assist you, or email us at

We hope to hear from you soon!

The Chatham University Admission Staff
800-837-1290 (toll free in the U.S.)
412-365-1609 (fax)