Chestnut Hill College Reviews
The Chestnut Hill College Music Department may be small, but has much to offer. There were only twenty music majors when I attended. Unlike large universities, I had multiple opportunities to perform in jazz band, string ensemble, wind ensemble, chorus, men's chorus, and pit orchestra. I had my own practice room that I shared with one other person all four years. I am still in contact with all of my teachers and actively converse with them on Music Education related issues. Recently, the college decided not to discontinue offering this major. They still offer other music related degrees. I can't believe they would discontinue an education major where everyone that graduates finds full-time employment after graduation.
At Chestnut Hill College, you will find yourself among a vast multitude of people. There are no social boundaries at Chestnut Hill, allowing for classes to be geared toward understanding the curriculum as well as your fellow students in a better light. The professors care deeply for their students' success, which is made evident in the day-to-day classes. Small class sizes allow for more professor-to-student interactions without feeling like you are just another number in the system. The Financial Aid department does a fair job guiding you through your tuition expectations and payments, but make sure to keep an eye on your semester payments, assuring all information was recorded properly. The food provided by the cafeteria could certainly use some sprucing up, but the historic town of Germantown, Pennsylvania is just up the road and provides a plethora of restaurants at an affordable cost to most. Chestnut Hill teaches you not just how to make it in the "real world" in regards to career, but it helps you to grow as a person. You will undoubtedly find that, if you dedicate time to learning, the lessons taught will transcend academia and stay with you far beyond graduation. The athletic department of CHC is diverse as it hosts baseball, softball, lacrosse, sprint football, tennis, soccer, and Quidditch. Yes, CHC is often referred to as Hogwarts, and the stunning architecture of the college lives up to those expectations. I highly recommend looking into CHC as a next step in your educational path because as a Chestnut Hill Griffin, you are bound to soar to great heights!
Chestnut Hill College was an amazing experience! Faculty and professors actually care and stay involved with students from day one throughout graduation. As a former griffin, I truly appreciate having professors that pushed me to my academic limit by challenging courses and coursework.
The campus is small, but beautiful, and in a safe residential area north of the city. Many of the teachers are nuns, and are very devoted to their students. Grad students do not experience as much of the campus life.
Great academic program, specifically human services department. Completely prepared me for success in my career. Geographically, the grounds are beautiful and it's centrally located to many different areas; it's close to the city but also King of Prussia area, Plymouth Meeting, etc. Socially, the school is very small and everyone knows everyone, causing cliques at times. If you're under 21, it seems like on weekends there is a struggle to find fun things to do on or off campus. Overall it was a good experience.