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Chestnut Hill College


Chestnut Hill College: an Inclusive Learning Community Focused on Holistic Development in the Classroom and in the Field.

Chestnut Hill is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college, dedicated to maintaining a close-knit community that meets the individual needs of each student. With approximately 1,000 undergraduates and a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, students acquire in-depth knowledge of the humanities and their respective fields, while making meaningful connections with professors and peers.

At Chestnut Hill, undergraduate students can choose from over 35 major programs ranging from education, psychology, music, and human services to business, biology, forensic sciences, criminal justice and more. Students also have the option to participate in several accelerated master's programs and dual degree partnerships.

Chestnut Hill College Location: A City School in a Suburban Setting

Located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill College is bound by the wooded hills of Fairmount Park, yet only a 30-minute trip by train or car to downtown Philadelphia.

The Main Campus and Sugarloaf Campus combined boast 75-acres of lush greenery and stunning French Gothic architecture, where students can find a quiet place to study, an engaging campus culture, and multiple modes of transportation downtown.

The advantages of attending college in Philadelphia are abundant. As one of the nation's major corporate centers and the fourth largest media market in the United States, Philadelphia offers a wealth of professional opportunities. Philadelphia is also home to some of the country's most renowned historical sites as well as a wide variety of dining, cultural, and sporting events. Additionally, the seventy colleges, universities, and medical schools in the area offer students ample social opportunities.

Opportunities for Leadership and Engagement: Athletics and Student Life

Extracurricular involvement is a major component of the learning process at Chestnut Hill College. Students graduate with a co-curricular transcript which serves as an official record of "out of classroom" learning, growth and contributions during a student's college career.

Students can get involved through many capacities. Chestnut Hill College sponsors 17 varsity NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports teams that compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Additionally, more than 30 clubs and organizations are available to students, including Quidditch, The Video Production Club, Student Government Association, a number of performance and service based organizations and more.

Career Development Services Offered to Students and Alumni

The Office of Career Development at Chestnut Hill College provides career counseling, resume critiques, mock interviews, alumni mentoring, job fairs and job listings. Every student is required to graduate with Career Connections credit. This credit can be obtained through an internship, a professional experience, or a semester long course. This dedication to career development ensures that Chestnut Hill College graduates leave fully prepared to launch their professional careers.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates, Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, Post-Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates (Profile Includes Figures From Both Traditional And Accelerated (Part-Time) Programs)
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiochemistry; Biology/Biological Sciences; Molecular Biologybusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Accounting And Business/Management; Business Administration And Management; Business/Corporate Communications; Human Resources Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programscommunication And Journalism Related; Mass Communication/Mediacommunications Technologies/Technicians And Support Servicescommunications Technologies And Support Services Relatedcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Sciences; Computer/Information Technology Services Administration Relatededucationearly Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Music Teacher Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Scienceschild-Care And Support Services Managementforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsfrench; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programshealth/Health-Care Administrationhistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Forensic Science And Technologyliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitiesliberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studiesmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesmathematics And Computer Science; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Relatednatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Sciencephysical Scienceschemistry; Forensic Chemistrypsychologypsychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionshuman Servicessocial Sciencespolitical Science And Government; Sociologyvisual And Performing Artsmusic


Admission: 2,173 applied; 1,439 admitted; 211 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.24

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, deferred entrance
Application fee: $35
Required: high school transcript
Required for some: interview
Recommended: essay or personal statement, minimum 2 GPA
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (out-of-state freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (out-of-state freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
1,581 Undergraduate Students, 70% Women, 30% Men, 5% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
36% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 1% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 7% Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.6% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 7% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
2% Representing 41 Other Countries
Housing Info
32% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Campus Housing Is University Owned And Leased By The School. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio And Television Station, Choral Group, Student Government, Mask And Foil Drama Club, African American Awareness Society, Campus Ministry Community Service Group, Business Club
Most popular organizations
Student Government, Mask And Foil Drama Club, African American Awareness Society, Campus Ministry Community Service Group, Business Club
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditunusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Computer Science/Instructional Technology, Early Education, Biology/Chemistry, And Various Medical Areas Of Study (Thomas Jefferson University); Biology/Chemistry And Physician Assistant (Arcadia University); Human Services Admin; Counseling Psychology; International Business, Language, And Cultureschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 354Full-Time: 25% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 9 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$41,045 includes full-time tuition ($31,000), mandatory fees ($170), and room and board ($9875). Part-time tuition: $665 per credit hour
Room and board:Room and board charges vary according to housing facility
Payment plans:installment, deferred payment
Waivers:senior citizens and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,996 applied for aid, 934 were judged to have need, 89 had their need fully met. 260 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1173)
In 2013,46 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:62%
Average financial aid package:$19,039
Average need-based loan:$4123
Average need-based gift aid:$15,397
Average non-need-based aid:$12,163
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$30,675




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