PITTSBURGH – On Monday, August 25th, 2014, Chatham University welcomed 761 new undergraduate and graduate students from 30 states and 8 foreign countries to the 2014-2015 academic year. This is an increase in new student enrollment over the previous year across the institution, including an 11% growth in new, first-time, first-year students entering Chatham.
The incoming class of first-time, first-year students had an average GPA of 3.7 and SAT score of 1078—a 19-point increase over the previous year. Nearly 25% of the students are student-athletes and over 1/3 are the first in their family to attend college. In addition, the first male undergraduate students at Chatham were welcomed to campus in the inaugural Bachelor of Sustainability program in Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability.
The Falk School of Sustainability continues to grow in reputation and demand, experiencing a 75% increase in enrollment in its Master of Sustainability and Master of Arts in Food Studies graduate programs. At Eden Hall Campus, home to the Falk School, the first phase of the new campus construction has opened including the 400+ solar panel arrays, the research field labs, dairy barn cafe and Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater. Chatham has also broke ground on the Eden Hall Campus dining hall/commons building and residence hall with a construction completion target of fall 2015.
The highly respected and in-demand graduate health science programs in Chatham’s School of Health Sciences continue their rapid growth with over 2,000 applications received this year across the programs. In addition, as more students and working professionals opt for the convenience of online programs, Chatham’s online programs experienced a 20% increase in enrollment over last year.