Chatham University is a highly ranked and respected institution with over 150-years of history in the middle of one of the US's most up-and-coming cities-vibrant Pittsburgh, PA. We have over 50 academic programs in sustainability, health & wellness; business and communications; and arts and sciences-all optimized by the Chatham Plan, a thoughtful, student-centered take on career preparation. We offer the hands-on, experiential education you expect from a private university delivered at a cost that is, in most cases, similar to or less than that of larger public universities.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Interior Architecture
  • Immersive Media - Virtual Design
  • Sustainability
  • Food Studies
  • Green Energy
  • Data Science Analytics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Honors
  • Jewish Studies
  • Integrated 3+2 Degree Programs
  • Social Justice Studies

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Theater
  • Community Service
  • Journalism
  • Outdoors Club
  • DIII Athletics
  • NCAA
  • Social Justice

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year student admission is for applicants entering directly from high school, without enrolling in prior post-secondary course work (other than college courses completed while attending high school).


Chatham University welcomes applications from transfer candidates both from in the United States as well as other countries. Transfer students at Chatham are part of a vibrant community, as more than one-third of Chatham students are transfer students. Transfer students coming into Chatham may transfer up to 90 credits previously earned from a two-year or four-year accredited college or university where the student has earned a C or higher. A preliminary evaluation of transfer credit can be made prior to admission to provide an indication of class standing. Contact us today to get started!

Additional Information

Chatham University, in an effort to recognize academic excellence, awards scholarships to deserving incoming full-time students. Many of these scholarships are funded by our various endowed scholarships. To qualify for a Chatham Scholarship, students must complete an admissions application, be granted acceptance to the University, and, in some cases, interview or audition. Premier scholarships require a separate application. Please see our scholarship website for more details. 

Visit us

The best way to get to know Chatham is to visit! We offer daily visits (M-F) as well as on select Saturdays during the spring and fall. A daily visit can be customized to your interests and will include a campus tour with a current student and a meeting with your admission counselor. In addition to daily visits, special visit events are offered throughout the year, which provide an opportunity to virtually explore Chatham, meet with current students, meet faculty, and really see why our students love our location in Pittsburgh. Visit us online to schedule today!

"I don't know any other undergraduates who are designing their own projects. It's really interesting that I'm able to do what I'm passionate about."

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Woodland Road, Berry Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15232, United States of America

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