Chatham University

Pennsylvania - United States


Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women's leadership and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected for The Princeton Review's Green College Guide listing four years in a row, named to Sierra magazines list of top 25 "cool schools" and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan. Rising 19 spots over the past four years in the US News & World Reports Best Colleges rankings, Chatham works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the fields driving tomorrow's economy—sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.

Three Campuses

Chatham’s Shadyside Campus is the University's historic, original location and is one of the country's most unique and picturesque, urban college campuses consisting of the 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum. The Shadyside Campus expanded in 2008 with the renovation and opening of the LEED Silver building, Chatham Eastside, near the Bakery Square development in Pittsburgh.

Chatham became the largest university by land mass in Allegheny County in 2008 with the gift of the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township, approximately 19 miles north of the Shadyside Campus. Eden Hall Campus, home to Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability is the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. Using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design, and innovation, Eden Hall will be self-sustaining in every way by emitting zero carbon emissions, managing all waste and storm water on-site, and producing more energy than it consumes. It is designed to one-day serve more than 1,500 students in the fields of sustainability, health sciences, business, and more. By protecting valuable watersheds, incorporating surrounding land and agricultural resources, and rehabilitating existing farm structures alongside developing new, green buildings, Eden Hall will be a one-of-a-kind venue for education, conferences, community outreach, and ecotourism.

Thinking Outside the Box

Throughout its history Chatham has been innovative and entrepreneurial in its growth from a small women's college 145 years ago to the dynamic, coeducational University of today. Some of these forward-thinking initiatives include:

The Accelerated Graduate Program allows an undergraduate student to begin a Chatham graduate program during their senior year and earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years.

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture is one of the first three-year degree programs in the United States that doesn't include summer study, thereby allowing students to still participate in summer internships and job opportunities.

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is noted for its problem-based learning pedagogy and interprofessional training of its students.

The Master of Arts in Food Studies is unique in its emphasis on a holistic approach to food systems and is the only graduate food studies programs in the U.S to offer both sustainable agriculture and culinary arts and cuisine within a liberal arts environment.

The Gateway Program was one of first undergraduate programs in the U.S. designed exclusively for women over the age of 23 who want to return to college and earn a bachelor's degree.



African-American Studies

Applied Management

Art History

Art Museum Studies

Arts Management





Business Administration (B.A.)



Creative Writing


Cultural Studies




Environmental Policy

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies

Environmental Writing

Exercise Science

Film and Digital Technology

Global Policy Studies


Integrative Health Studies

Interior Architecture

International Business

International Studies

Law & Society




Media Arts


Nursing (Pathways to Nursing BSN)

Nursing (RN-BSN)


Policy Studies

Political Science


Psychology (B.A.)

Public Policy Studies

Self-Designed Program

Social Services Administration

Social Work

Sustainability (BSUS)

Visual Arts

Women's Studies


English Requirements


IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL - 80


IELTS – 6.5

TOEFL - 80


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