Chatham University Reviews

  • 31 Reviews
  • Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,611
100% of 31 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 31 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Liza
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2020
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Stay away from this program! The graduate programs at Eden Hall are chaotic and simply a money grab attempt lacking any real scientific data. The majority of classes are recycled undergraduate level reboots and this approach now makes sense as the graduate programs are currently being phased out due to a low enrollment rate. The campus is toxic because of the administration and residence life employees, but some of the professors truly do care. The only decent program is Environmental Science but it is still in its infancy. Please look at other more established Sustainability programs. Thank you."
Devon
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Chatham is a very well-established school. It is very easy to find a path that has been successful for other students in the past, but also the staff and faculty are willing to work with students to create a more individualized path to benefit the student."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Great graduate program. Intensive course load"
Emily
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Art & Design
"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."
Loving Scholar
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Chemistry
"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."
Nicole DeFerrari
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"PROS: supportive staff, challenging and current curriculum, practical experiences happen early on and continue throughout the entire program, and it's a scholar-practitioner model which I find to be beneficial toward achieving my career goals. CONS: non-funded, no cash for conference travels."
Tyler McCauley
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"From the moment I applied to this school the graduate admission representative has been in constant contact with me. The staff is very friendly and nice and want to see you succeed. The professors are readily available and there is a great student to teacher ratio. The atmosphere is wonderful and the surroundings areas are as well. My favorite part of this program is the curriculum which I feel will prepare me for my future endeavors of going to physician assistant school. The universities IT system could use a lot of improvement; this includes registering for classes online and emails. Also the cost of the university is very pricey but overall it is an excellent program."
Kayla Kuykendall
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The master of science in counseling psychology program at Chatham is one that I am so glad to be a part of. It has provided opportunities for research and skill development since day one. I am so grateful to have a faculty that is so approachable and available to help students. It is easy to be involved and learn how to be a successful therapist. The cons of the program are more of a comment on the school, it is small and deserted the majority of the time. It is hard to make friends and feel at home. The cost of living is high while support is low. The campus is beautiful and the students within the program are like family. I wish there were more opportunities to study other areas of psychology such as an emphasis on gender/sexuality or art therapy."
Brianna Dinofrio
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The professors are wonderful, the campus employees are prompt and helpful, and the campus is supportive and inclusive."
Christine Kuhn
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"This is an extremely unique program with barely a dozen similar ones across the United States. What is so amazing about it is the focus on hands-on learning. My program, Food Studies, has it's own campus separate from the main campus that focuses on practical applications of what we learn in classes. We also have a lot of required volunteer hours and a required internship that get us out and experiencing things in the real world. However, since it is such a unique program, students come from all different backgrounds which are usually unrelated to the program. This is great for getting new outlooks and opinions on topics. But the professors always tout this as an advantage yet sometimes don't make allowances for this in their teaching styles. There have been occasions when assumptions were made about what we all knew coming in which made it hard to keep up in some of the classes. In my case, I have a hard science background with very little sociology training. The professors jumped into heavy, in-depth topics and I had to do a lot of catch up. But all the professors are happy to help if you talk to them! It is a very open, helping environment."
Daisy Nunez
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Chatham is a small school hidden within a large, bustling city. The study to faculty ratio is great, but the school has limited resources available for graduate students. Future investment in graduate programs could increase interest in graduate programs for Chatham."
Lyndy Palmer
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Jennifer Bajek
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I am just an incoming student so these are very fresh observations. All faculty seems very supportive and has a great networking center. Very expensive compared to other Physician Assistant and offer NO SCHOLARSHIPS (or at least that is what they told me). Great system for learning and has a 100% pass rate."
Ciera Payne
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"The counseling psychology program offers a lot of hands on exerience via role plays and internships. Faculty are always willing to work with students and provide plenty of opportunities for open discussions on various categories within the field. The program offers various courses for electives and pushes students to think on a deeper and more clinical level."
Lisa Ferrando
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"Chatham's graduate program in Biology is an excellent program to continue one's education and the faculty is so helpful, they are enthusiastic about helping each and every student advance their education and career."
Ian Saxer
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Chatham's physician assistant program is a great and competitive program. The program chooses to teach using a problem based learning model that gives students more practical and critical thinking experience than a lecture based program. Located in Pittsburgh the campus is both beautiful and affordable. As Pittsburgh has been recently voted as one of our nation's most livable cities, you will not lack for things to see and do, and couldn't ask for a better environment in which to learn."
Lori Diefenbacher
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Chatham is expensive, but I have not only learned a lot throughout the course of my program, I have in fact become a better person. I have a broader worldview and more compassion for others and myself."
Jonathan Cruz
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2013
  • Degree: Biology
"I feel this graduate program is tailored for my needs but may not be for everyone. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis track. I am currently in the non-thesis option as I have additional educational requirements after this degree. The non-thesis track is accelerated and is challenging to those who have less than adequate study skills. The resources are available to assist the students academically, but at this level, it is up to the student to seek out those resources. The campus is beautiful and the surrounding area is amazing. However, social life is slow due to the large amount of non-traditional students and commuters. Overall, I do like my experience so far at Chatham University and I would recommend others who are taking a similar path to consider the program here."
Charles Davis
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2013
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Chatham's MBA Program is a very tight-knit program, where you have no choice but to know everyone. The classes are a manageable size, and the professors are always making themselves available."