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Chatham University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 364 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

84% Women
16% Men


Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

Presidents' Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 15 - - -
Basketball 20 15 - -
Ice Hockey 20 - - -
Lacrosse 15 15 - -
Roller Hockey - 10 - -
Soccer - 20 - Yes
Softball - 30 - -
Swimming and Diving 10 10 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 15 15 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 15 15 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 10 - -
Volleyball - 10 - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.4%
Hispanic 1.3%
Non-resident alien 3.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 20.1%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 65.7%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 3

Notable Alumni

  • Brenda Marsh, Vice President of Author Relations at Barnes & Noble
  • Judy Bachrach, Vanity Fair contributing editor
  • Kate Cheney Chappell, artist and co-founder of Tom's of Maine
  • Lea Wait, author of mystery novels and children's books
  • Rachel Carson, author, biologist, environmentalist
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Rachel from Bronx, NY
  • 2
  • its ok in the dorm im in; but its really old and expensive. i feel for the amount you have to pay a semester, the building should be more equipped.…

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  • Julia from Canada
  • 3
  • I love that the freshmen dorms, except for one are renovated mansions. They are smaller in size so you know a lot of the people that you live with, which…

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  • Megan from Canada
  • 4
  • The dorms are awesome. They are built in converted mansions so there is an old majestic feeling to them. They are huge rooms. The laundry is free to use, the…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Daniela from Irwin, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There are several options for food on campus at Cafe Rachel, Anderson, and the Carriage House. There needs to be more options for people with allergies, though.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    sometimes the food is nasty but most of the time the food is appetizing..not enough choices for vegetarian meals.

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  • 1
  • Kaitlin from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Chatham is probably the most exaggerated topic of discussion when you tour the university. If you notice when you go to any large-scale student recruiting events (or events that a lot of alumni go to) they are always catered versus actually eating the normal meals at Anderson dining hall. Thereâ??s a reason for that. The food at Anderson isnâ??t good. The hot meals are the equivalent to the average high school cafeteria food: scary. Worse yet, Chatham commends itself on having vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for dining at all times; however, when attending the university it becomes apparent that most of the cooking staff lacks an understanding of what qualifies these meals as vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. Foods often include egg that are labeled vegan. On several occasions vegetarian omelets have included ham or bacon. The initiative of the Anderson Dining hall falls short of the reality; however, I must admit the salad bar is always fresh with lots of options. If youâ??re willing to only eat salads and ice cream for your entire college experience then Anderson Dining hall is for you.

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  • Maryann from NoVa/DC
  • I am a current student here

    We have two options Cafe Rachel and Anderson. Both a great offering locally grown Vegan and Vegetarian options! Also we compost everything (we even have specially designed napkins, bottles, and plates that are compostable).

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  • 4
  • Paige from Erie, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a picky eater, but there is always pizza, ice cream, and pasta. The dining services offer a lot of variety.

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  • 3
  • Chelsea from Matamoras, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Always a good selection of food. Be careful of under cooked meats. Vegetarian options are available. Kind of weird meal plan times.

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  • 3
  • Hannah from Maineville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good at first, but gets boring after a little while, unless you are an adventurous eater. The macaroni and cheese is the most redeeming factor.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kaitlin from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There is no Greek life at Chatham; however, it is very easy to enjoy the Greek life of the other local universitiesâ??mainly Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Canada
  • I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life on campus. Chatham students can go to the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon frats and sororities if they so wish.

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  • Rachel from Bronx, NY
  • I am a current student here

    no sorry, but i believe the neighboring school pit and carnegie mellon has some really great greek nights and food.

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