Chatham University

We’re a highly ranked and respected institution with a nearly 150-year history in the middle of one of the US's most up-and-coming cities, but we understand that even so, you may not be familiar with Chatham. We have over 40 academic programs in sustainability, health and lab sciences; business and communication; and arts and humanities–all optimized by the Chatham Plan, a thoughtful, student-centered take on career preparation. And we've built the world's first academic community designed and built for the study and practice of sustainability (you should see the produce it grows for our dining halls).

What else? We have small classes with faculty who are as engaged as they are engaging. An idyllic campus in the middle of vibrant Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And a passion for sustainability ignited by alumna Rachel Carson '29, pioneer of the modern environmental movement. Best of all, you'll get the hands-on, experiential education you expect from a private university delivered at a cost that is, in most cases, similar to or less than that of larger public universities.

But don't just take it from us – explore Chatham for yourself.

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Sustainability Health & Wellness Business & Communication Arts & Sciences

Academic Schools

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences has developed a strong reputation for its sought-after health professionals. From high first-time pass rates to advanced clinical aptitude, our graduates enter their careers ready to meet the needs of patients and contribute to improving the quality of care their organizations deliver.

 

Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment is dedicated to producing professional sustainability leaders that can apply principles of sustainability in a variety of areas. All of our students, faculty, and staff engage in activities that promote the professionalization of the fields and afford students experiences that evidence real-world progress.

 

School of Arts, Science & Business

Programs in the School of Arts, Science & Business leverage Chatham's strengths in the liberal arts, business, communications, and the arts, and complement them with professional preparation that helps students prepare for their futures and the next steps in their professional and academic careers.

Integrated Degree Programs

"How can I set myself apart?"

Integrated Degree Program PDF onesheet

Chatham's Integrated Degree Program (IDP) doesn't just set you apart; it sets you ahead. It leads right into the graduate program of your choice, guaranteeing you a spot in some of Chatham's most popular graduate programs. It can also shorten the time it takes you to earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees by up to one year, saving you both time and money and giving you a jump start into your career.

Learn more about the Integrated Degree Program »

Earn your spot in a graduate program through an IDP

Now, highly qualified undergraduates can earn guaranteed admission into Chatham's competitive health science graduate programs, including:

Study Abroad & Maymester

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Top 50 Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad: Master's Institutions / Open Doors

At Chatham, each student receives a $1200 study abroad voucher, along with opportunities for scholarships to further support experiential learning abroad, making foreign studies more accessible and more worthwhile, while reinforcing Chatham's commitment to Global Understanding.

View our travel scholarships »

Chatham Plan

The Chatham Plan

 

The Chatham Plan is our approach to building lives of purpose and fulfilling work.

You probably began thinking about college with a vision of yourself after you graduate. At Chatham, the courses in your major and the guidance of our passionate, committed faculty members are essential to you achieving this vision. Essential, but only the beginning.

That's because in today's society, competition for jobs is fierce. It's important that you are prepared professionally in the ways that employers say they most want from college graduates. This is where the Chatham Plan comes in.

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An item to consider

A survey of 2016 Chatham graduates showed that
A recent survey revealed that 94% of recent Chatham graduates are either employed or are currently in graduate school within six months of graduation.
are either employed or accepted to and/or enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation!

The Chatham University graduate outcomes survey is conducted in accordance with Best Practices outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The Margin of Error for 2016 graduates is +/- 5%.

Chatham Experiences

 

It's not just Earth Day. It's Every Day.

Chatham has proven time and again that no one understands, lives, leads, and teaches sustainability like we do. Environmental icon (and alumna) Rachel Carson '29 is the inspiration for our collective efforts, which continually garner national and international recognition.

Sustainability Awards

Learn more about Chatham's sustainability awards ▶

Eden Hall Campus

Eden Hall Campus

 

In 2014, we opened our net-zero Eden Hall Campus, the world's first academic community built from the ground up for the study and design of sustainable living, learning, and development. This 388-acre "living laboratory" is the home of our Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, which offers our undergraduate and graduate degrees in sustainability and food studies, as well as a myriad of courses, programming and opportunities for students from all majors.

Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

Introduced in 2014, the Bachelor of Sustainability program in the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment studies, applies, and experiences sustainability at Chatham's Shadyside Campus and Eden Hall Campus.

Students can choose their degree within the program with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science tracks. Learn more »

Club Teams & Squads

Men's Volleyball

Men's Volleyball

Bowling

Bowling

Squash

Squash

 

Athletic & Fitness Center (AFC)


Living @ Chatham

Locations

Shadyside

Chatham's Shadyside Campus is nestled in the Chatham Arboretum – picture tree-lined pathways, a pond, a labyrinth, academic and residence halls cradled in stately mansions – but is just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Learn more.

 

Chatham Eastside

Eastside

A mile from Shadyside, Chatham Eastside is home to our School of Health Sciences, and is just down the road from Bakery Square, home to Google's Pittsburgh office and a bustling commercial center. Learn more.

Pittsburgh

Chatham is located in the City of Pittsburgh between the Shadyside and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods. Just minutes to downtown and even closer to trendy and bustling neighborhoods like East Liberty, Bakery Square, and Oakland, our Shadyside campus has all the amenities of city life right at your fingertips. Pay us a visit »

Pittsburgh sights & superlatives

Chatham's affordability

While the cost of private institutions is frequently the first thing that comes to mind, Chatham is more affordable than you might think. Over 99% of our students receive some form of financial aid and the average student's tuition is comparable to or less than those of students at public institutions.

While the cost of attending Chatham is something we are eager to help you with, where you experience the greatest difference is in value - in both your time on campus, and for years to come.

Value in numbers

1,680 hours of instruction

That's 1,680 hours of instruction from passionate committed faculty over four years. That number represents 40 courses (most students take 10 each year). That's forty deep explorations that expand your mind, ignite new interests, enhance your quality of life, and prepare you for a rewarding career.

Fact: The average debt level of bachelor's degree recipients at independent colleges and universities is $19,500.

114 full-time faculty members mean that we've got an undergrad student to faculty ratio of 9.7:1. This means that faculty get to know you, and that helps them become game-changers–opening doors for you that you might never have imagined.

Myth: It is difficult to receive financial aid at private colleges.

Make friends and explore your world with 16 NCAA Division III sports, five club teams, and more than 60 student organizations. You can also attend one of the 100+ events we hold on campus each term.

Fact: Students enrolled at private colleges are twice as likely to receive grants from their institutions.

What can you study? Practically anything. We offer more than 500 courses of study in 40+ majors in the areas of Sustainability, Health & Lab Sciences, Business & Communication, and the Arts & Humanities.