Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Chatham University
3.60 Average Rating

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
chatham university is a safe empowering environment where women learn to be professional and strong.
Tips for prospective students
don't be afraid to go to a community college the first two years. save money and figure out what you really want to do with your education.
Academic Rigor
my teachers are fantastic and work with me one on one.
Dorm Life
the students can either live in apartments, or remodeled mansions.
Food and Dining
the dining hall has organic and vegan options, and a full salad bar filled with fresh produce.
What to do for fun
you can take a bus to anywhere in pittsburgh
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ROBIN from WINTER PARK, FL

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
One of the best writing school on the east coast!
Tips for prospective students
Take you time to explore all your academic options
Academic Rigor
Not too strigent. If you keep up and manage your academic calendar.
Dorm Life
Beautiful! Peaceful
Food and Dining
Great!
What to do for fun
Lots of social acitivites
Bang for the buck
pretty steep, but you pay for quality
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
none
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Anonymous Reviewer

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Classes are very nice. I am only taking first year courses at the moment, but everything I am learning is either going to be beneficial to me in the real world, or help me in my career. It is nice because if Chatham doesn't offer the class you want, you can duel-enroll with any of the classes that Pitt offers!
Am enjoying being here
There is so much to do on and off campus. Even the classes are fun. If you are willing to apply yourself and try new things, you'll never be bored or unhappy here.
Bang for the buck
Chatham is an expensive school. There is no doubt about that. When we got our bill, it was estimated to be about 21k a semester. If you want to go here and don't want to drown in debt, GET EVERY SCHOLARSHIP YOU CAN! Or get a job. There are absurd amounts of jobs offered on campus alone. Whatever you do, stay on top of your FAFSA and budget! Also, you get a laptop for free, so if you're planning on coming here, skip out on buying a new one and enjoy a new Macbook Pro! (All maintenance is done for free as well if you ever have a problem!)
Tips for prospective students
-Budget and get as many scholarships as you can.
-Engage the campus if you're coming!
-Get to know your professors on a personal level.
-Make friends with the library workers, maintenance workers, and the higher-ups. It's a small school and the more people you know, the better off you are when you're in trouble.
Great for these types of students
-This school is great for anyone who cares about the environment (it's extraordinarily involved with going green).
-It is an all women college, but the graduate classes ARE co-ed. There ARE men on campus. But they are not as abundant as women.
-Don't come here if you're looking for a partying school. It is a fun place, but it is more academic than anything. This is a place for serious women who want to learn how to be leaders!
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Paige from Erie, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I really love the atmosphere at this school and how personal everything is here. I love that my professors all know my name and some of my interests outside of class.
Tips for prospective students
Always go to class because when you go somewhere small the professors always know when you skip class.
Academic Rigor
Depending on the class schedule you make for yourself can depend on how hard your semester is.
Dorm Life
I love living in the residence halls here because they're all old restored mansions!
Food and Dining
I'm a picky eater, but there is always pizza, ice cream, and pasta. The dining services offer a lot of variety.
What to do for fun
Go off campus and hang out at one of the other universities in the area or go shopping in Shadyside or Oakland. Everything is so close to the school.
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Amanda from Bellevue, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
As a Gateway student I feel Chatham has been a great experience for me. I enjoy the program I am in (Cultural Studies) and the faculty and students are wonderful and warm. Everyone seems to have an open door policy!
Tips for prospective students
This is an all girls school, so just make sure that's what you want. Also, I'm a Gateway student and applying was not stressful. Orientation was easy as well.
Academic Rigor
I find the academics can be intense but they are also manageable. I also find the teachers are very easy to approach and always seem willing to help out students.
Food and Dining
I've only eaten at Cafe Rachel, but I do like the sandwiches!
What to do for fun
There is a great athletic and fitness center on campus (it was even featured in the recent film Abduction!), and there are always events going on.
Bang for the buck
That's tough. It's a private college, so it's a little expensive. I'm glad I chose this college but paying for it has been a struggle.
Great for these types of students
Chatham is an all girl school, which is wonderful for young women who feel boys and on-campus dating might be a distraction for them. There are plenty of schools nearby for socializing, but it does eliminate the in-class distraction. It's also great for older students, such as myself, because this school is full of smart and motivated young women. I have enjoyed interacting with them.
Campus Safety
This is a very safe school.
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M from Pittsburgh, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Beautiful Campus!
Great Professors/Staff /classes!
Wonderful student groups and support !
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus, Attend events, sit in on classes.
Academic Rigor
Some classes have been much easier than I expected some have been much harder - but all very interesting.
Dorm Life
Currently I do not live on campus - I'm saving up to live on campus- possibly next year, Chatham is nice because you can still participate in alot of things without living on campus.. I'm trying to avoid too much student debt.
Food and Dining
Food on campus is excellent. There is alot of variety and choices
What to do for fun
Chatham is in a great location. You can take the shuttle to Shadyside, Sq Hill, Waterfront ,Oakland , DT- You can go shopping , movies ,restaurants, museums, concerts you are near so much.
Bang for the buck
Chatham is a bit expensive however I love it ! there are alot of activities, choir, groups, and things to do. There is a great swimming pool, walking track, and beautiful grounds/ buildings.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Chatham gives each class a different color and there are activies between the classes. also in the fall there is a family event at the remote campus it was great- I had a wonderful time with my friends and family.
Great for these types of students
Any
Clubs and Activities
Choir is fun - they have a trip tour every year and a few concerts.
There are so many clubs and events to be active with.
Campus Safety
Campus is very secure well lighted at night
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Jessica from Cedar Rapids, IA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Chatham is an amazing school with great professors. The professors take the time to get to know you and do everything they can to help you do your best. I am very proud to attend such a great school.
Academic Rigor
Chatham expects a lot of their students. Some of the classes are very challenging but the teacher are always there to help and will meet with you when ever or help over email.
Dorm Life
The dorms are amazing. They are all old mansions that have been donated to the college. We also do a lot of activities in the dorm so we are always meeting new people and staying involved
Food and Dining
There is always plenty to choose from for food. They have a large selection of food to choose from.
What to do for fun
For fun we can go to Pittsburgh Penguin games and get $25 student rush tickets or go to Pittsburgh Pirates games for a dollar. There are also plenty of activities on campus for example sometimes they have a comedian come and perform.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to be successful and some of the best teaching. It is also great for students who need one on one help or to work in small groups because class sizes are always small.
Campus Safety
Our campus is very safe. We have campus police stationed all over campus and other campus police constantly driving through campus. There are also emergency phones placed through out the campus.
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a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Chatham University is an amazing college to come from. Chatham professors help you do many great things. Student Activities has a lot of events on campus and off.
Tips for prospective students
Live in Woodland Hall. It is in the middle of the campus!
Academic Rigor
The classes at Chatham are the same as any other college. Some are hard and some classes are easy. The professors definitely help you if you need anything.
Dorm Life
All the RA's are awesome!
Food and Dining
Food is constantly available in the weathervane. Anderson is pretty good.
What to do for fun
All the Chatham traditions.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get your moneys worth while coming here.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
All of the traditions are so much fun!
Great for these types of students
Women looking for a world ready atmosphere and working hard to do what you want in your career.
Clubs and Activities
CMA, Chatham Marketing Association. There are a lot of clubs and activities to do here.
Campus Safety
The campus is tucked away on Fifth Ave. Absolutely beautiful and no harm here!!
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