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Chestnut Hill College Data & Information Overview

27 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
98% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Chestnut Hill College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Chestnut Hill College Ranked?

#1,089 Best Colleges in Nation
#69 Best Colleges in PA
Human Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Chestnut Hill College was awarded 27 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human services.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked CHC as #1,089 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 117 colleges in Pennsylvania, CHC is ranked at #69.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CHC?

98% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 98%, some consider CHC to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to CHC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 550. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Chestnut Hill College  ( 460 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Chestnut Hill College  ( 440 to 540 )
CHC received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Learn more about Chestnut Hill College admissions.

Chestnut Hill College Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CHC is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Chestnut Hill College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chestnut Hill College

68% Freshmen Retention
47% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Chestnut Hill College is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CHC the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 47%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Chestnut Hill College.

Chestnut Hill College Undergraduate Student Diversity

938 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,074 undergraduates at CHC with 938 being full-time and 136 being part-time.

How Much Does Chestnut Hill College Cost?

$24,202 Net Price
88% Take Out Loans
$27,552 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of CHC is $24,202. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CHC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,439 $19,917 $21,458 $26,809 $33,087

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CHC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CHC, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $6,888 a year. That adds up to $27,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CHC is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CHC Graduates Make?

$46,555 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CHC make about $46,555 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future CHC graduates since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Chestnut Hill College

Pennsylvania State
938 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Chestnut Hill College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city atmosphere of Philadelphia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for CHC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693
Phone: 215-248-7000

Chestnut Hill College Majors

42 Majors With Completions
266 Undergraduate Degrees
138 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Chestnut Hill College. Of these students, 266 received undergraduate degrees and 138 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Human Services 53 $38,478
Business Administration & Management 28 $38,667
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 $40,761
General Psychology 25 $23,213
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 $32,248
Accounting 15 $51,887
Communication & Media Studies 15 $24,392
General Biology 14 NA
Security Science and Technology 13 NA
Information Technology 8 $39,707

Learn more about the majors offered at Chestnut Hill College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CHC

27% Take At Least One Class Online
7% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 400 students took at least one online class at Chestnut Hill College. This is an increase from the 28 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 400 101
2019-2020 28 28
2018-2019 4 1
2017-2018 77 17
2016-2017 52 11

Learn more about online learning at Chestnut Hill College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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