Chatham University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Chatham University is a unique school that sits in the heart of Shadyside, just outside of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. If you are looking for a home away form home, Chatham is the place for you. This private, city college is nestled in one of the most interesting and historical parts of town. While being in a small campus, you can be sure that everyone, including the faculty and staff, will know you by name. This school will prepare you for the real world and give you the perfect taste of "world readiness" and diversity. Whether you are a music major, a science buff, or not really sure, Chatham University will give you all the tools needed to succeed.
Despite the many setbacks and mental toll college had on me, it was definitely the right decision for me. Chatham is definitely unique and not for everyone, but I had a very good time there.
The smaller campus made college life home. The atmosphere is inviting and banning together is apart of the history of the body. I enjoyed staying on campus within the charming housing and abundance of traditional fun. However be sure to note that this not a "finishing school" , nor has it ever been. The course work no matter what subject matter is going to rigorous yet rewarding. You will be pushed and taught to challenge what you thought you knew and expand with the promise of true growth and character.
My time at Chatham was short but well worth the time. I came in as a transfer student and quickly got into classes related to my degree. All of my credits transferred and the admissions office and financial aid worked hard to make sure I got everything I needed. The students were always friendly and intellectual and professors were willing to work with me individually to help me through assignments and even personal advice. The campus is beautiful and the food is decent. There are a tremendous amount of international students and innovative green tech that keeps being installed on campus. The course material could have been more challenging but I am happy with my experience.
The university was very easy to navigate through online and the instructors were not only highly trained and qualified to teach, but they also had experience in the subject that they taught. The total cost was less that what was posted on this website- here they list $30,000 as the average, but for the master's program I graduated from it was around $21,000.