Chatham College is home to 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students on 32 park-like acres in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. The College's $54.9 million (as of 6/30/04) endowment is among the largest per student in the nation. Chatham remains a private, selective, fully accredited, nonsectarian institution, offering baccalaureate degrees only to women. Master's degrees, continuing education programs, and teacher certification are offered to women and men.
The College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the American Chemical Society, the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification program, the American Physical Therapy Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the Council on Social Work Education.
Chatham College prepares its students, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to excel in their professions and to be engaged, environmentally responsible, globally conscious, life-long learners, and citizen leaders for democracy. The women’s undergraduate program offers superb career preparation informed by the liberal arts; other entities within the College provide men and women with undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education of the highest quality with primary emphasis on preparation for work and the professions.
Students at Chatham College immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. They achieve amazing things through a combination of liberal arts coursework that promotes intellectual growth, flexibility and self-confidence, specialized trainings in a professional career, and early exposure to the professional world through experiential and service learning. At Chatham, you’ll find a small college environment where everyone- from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae networks to fellow students- cares about your future. The Student Affairs Division at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of our college community, through a variety of programs and services. The Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham College has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.