Info for School Counselors

Welcome, school counselors! On this page, we’ve assembled important facts and resources for your convenience.
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Test Optional

At Chatham, undergraduate admission is test option. No SAT or ACT test scores are necessary to receive full admission review. All special programs will waive test score requirements this year; this includes honors, integrated degree programs (IDPs) and all premier scholarship programs. A well written essay and one letter of recommendation is optional but strongly recommended to complete the application.

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Academic Excellence

Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report, Chatham University offers a blend of professional preparation and liberal arts skill-building in our areas of excellence: sustainability and health, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.

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Integrated Degrees Program

It goes without saying that both job markets and graduate degree programs are increasingly more competitive, and especially so in certain fields like the health sciences. Every chance you have to make yourself—and your credentials—more competitive is important. So that's why Chatham has made getting a leg up with an advanced degree clearer, quicker, and more affordable with the Integrated Degree Program (IDP).

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Honors Program

At Chatham, we think an Honors Program should engage you, not just give you more work to accomplish. That's why the Chatham Honors Program is designed for you to distinguish yourself professionally and personally with authentic, interdisciplinary experiences.

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Career Preparation

Career preparation at Chatham goes further. 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. We don’t just edit resumes and cover letters, we help you cultivate qualities that make you stand out and build the resilience and persistence that will serve you throughout your professional life.

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Rachel Carson & Sustainability

Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized today as an international leader in the field of sustainability. From routinely awarded honors to Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Eden Hall Campus to six years running as a Tree Campus USA, our initiatives have earned recognition–locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Student Experience

College is a time to learn, explore, and grow. At Chatham we believe that life outside of the classroom is just as educational and rewarding as time in it, and so we work to provide the opportunities, resources, and services that will achieve that. 

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Housing & Dining

Housed in renovated, historic mansions on Shadyside Campus; apartments conveniently located along Fifth Avenue; and an energy-neutral, LEED-certified building on Eden Hall Campus, our residence halls are focused on community integration and making the most of your college experience. Together, Residence Life and Parkhurst Dining engage and support undergraduate and graduate students throughout their University experience.

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Athletics & Co-Curricular Activities

Our athletes are noted for their intellectual achievement—boasting an average GPA of 3.22—and commitment to student leadership. Opportunities for student leadership and engagement abound with over 40 campus organizations, a variety of co-curricular activities offered through our active and innovative Office of Student Affairs, and numerous events and organizations in the greater Pittsburgh area.

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Three Locations

  • Shadyside Campus, Chatham’s historic home since 1869, is a national arboretum situated on 39 acres minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, a vibrant city with 80,000 college students.
  • Chatham Eastside is home to our School of Health Sciences and interior architecture program, just down the road from Bakery Square, home to Google’s Pittsburgh office and a bustling commercial center.
  • Eden Hall Campus, situated on 388 acres just north of Pittsburgh, is the world’s first academic community designed and built from the ground up for studying (and living) sustainability.

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