Chatham University

Chatham University

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & wellness; business & communications; and the arts & sciences.

Top reasons to study here

  • More than 140 years of history and tradition
  • Ability to earn a bachelor's plus master's degree in as few as five years
  • State-of-the-art courses, facilities, and equipment

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Journalism & Media (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • Chatham University is a nearly 150-year old educational institution in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that today has over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students in over 60 degree programs studying on campus or online.
  • Chatham was chartered on December 11, 1869, under the name Pennsylvania Female College. 
  • In 1890 the name of the institution was changed to Pennsylvania College for Women


Chatham offers over 40 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate programs in sustainability, the health & lab sciences, business & communication, and the arts & humanities. Programs are offered on-campus and online, and across our three locations: Shadyside Campus, Chatham Eastside and the net zero, Eden Hall Campus.


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Student services

Student Activities at Chatham University is committed to student involvement on Chatham's campus and in the community. The office, which is located in the Carriage House, provides quality programming, events, activities, leadership and co-curricular opportunities to enrich students' out-of-classroom experience, maintains the Carriage House as the living room of campus, and helps advise Chatham's student organizations.

Housing services

    Upper class students overwhelmingly agree that one of the best parts of living on campus as a First Year student is having a roommate. All incoming residential students complete a Roommate Survey once they are accepted to the University. The Office of Residence Life & Student Activities - Student Affairs matches roommates according to their study & sleep habits and co-curricular interests. 

Library services

The Jennie King Mellon Library serves the information needs of Chatham University faculty whether on ground or online.

Medical services

As part of a holistic approach to student development, Health Services offers a variety of educational programs in health and wellness for the campus community in cooperation with the Office of Student Affairs and various other departments on campus. The Student Health Center provides basic first aid intervention, illness and injury assessment, and starter doses of over-the-counter medication. 

Student Life

Campus life

Chatham is located between the Shadyside and Squirrel Hill residential districts of Pittsburgh. The campus is six miles from downtown Pittsburgh, the urban anchor of Western Pennsylvania. Please refer to the following for instructions on how to get to Chatham. 

Sports facilities

  • Alpha Ice Complex
  • Athletics And Fitness Center
  • Ellis Field
  • Frozen Pond Arena
  • Sigo Falk Natatorium
  • Varsity Field
  • West Field
  • Weight Room

Student clubs

  • Accounting Club of Chatham University
  • The purpose of the Account Club is to help students network with accounting professionals and learn more about the accounting profession.

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts Chatham
  • The purpose of the organization will be to bring together all Chatham University students that have any kind of interest in art or design, at any level. We will focus not simply on visual art, but on recognizing how important design is to everyday life, realizing that design can be found everywhere, and understanding that design can be used to solve problems.


Chatham University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Student Reviews

Chatham No Go
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The students at the university were lackluster. Majorities become minorities and instead of being a place of "acceptance" it becomes one of discrimination. Not all, but most, professors, at least in the biology sector, focus on research only and do not care for the actual academia that their students learn.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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