Fast Facts (Fall 2020)

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Incoming Undergraduate Class

  • Avg. GPA: 3.7
  • Avg. SAT score: 1140


  • Undergraduate: 1,410
  • Graduate: 1,032


  • Chatham students come from 46 states and 31 foreign countries
  • Across the University: 17% minority, 3.9% international

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • Undergraduate 10 to 1
  • Total University 10 to 1


  • Full-time faculty: 126
  • Percent of full-time faculty with Ph.D. or top terminal degree: 90%

Majors & Programs of Study

  • Undergraduate degree majors: 45
  • Master’s degree programs: 23
  • Doctoral degree programs: 6

Global Focus/Study Abroad

  • All undergraduate students qualify for a $1,200 study abroad voucher
  • Add an international certificate (four classes) and receive $1,800 more for a total of $3,000
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At Chatham we balance a world-class liberal arts education with the development of professional skills and competencies that allow students to build lives of value, purpose, and fulfilling work, and be leaders in the fields that drive tomorrow’s economy.

A Chatham education is infused with professional preparation and career exploration opportunities to equip students to achieve their goals after graduation. Through first-year mentorship opportunities in the Welcome Aboard program which pairs first-year students with a Chatham alumnus, to a required academic internship, Chatham students have abundant opportunities to develop professional skills, engage with innovative practitioners in their fields, and gain hands-on, applied experience that employers seek.

Career Preparation

Our athletes are noted for their intellectual achievement–boasting an average GPA of 3.34–and commitment to student leadership.

For women student-athletes, we offer ten NCAA Division III sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash (varsity, non-NCAA)
  • Swimming & diving
  • Track & field
  • Volleyball

For men student-athletes, we offer nine NCAA Division III sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Squash (varsity, non-NCAA)
  • Swimming & diving
  • Track & field

Athletics & Activities

Opportunities for student leadership abound with over 50 campus organizations, as do a variety of co-curricular activities offered through our active and innovative Office of Student Affairs.

Student Leadership