Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Chestnut Hill College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Chestnut Hill College Ranked?

2022 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 36 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and business/management.

Overall Quality

CHC landed the #1,476 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

CHC is also ranked #90 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CHC?

Acceptance Rate

Chestnut Hill College has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 69% 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.

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Chestnut Hill College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at CHC is an impressive 12 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

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 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 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 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Chestnut Hill College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of CHC is $26,357. 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 +
$24,394 $22,934 $23,857 $28,178 $30,982

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 91% of students took out student loans averaging $7,888 a year. That adds up to $31,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CHC is 9.2%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do CHC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CHC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,600 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Chestnut Hill College make the most money.

Location of Chestnut Hill College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Chestnut Hill College. Of these students, 362 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 63 $37,343
Business Administration & Management 42 $40,140
Criminal Justice & Corrections 38 $37,748
General Psychology 31 $25,194
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 $35,740
General Biology 25 $23,649
Accounting 15 $51,482
Communication & Media Studies 15 $28,598
Security Science and Technology 13 NA
Information Technology 12 $35,625

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

Online Learning at CHC

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 2019-2020, 28 students took at least one online class at Chestnut Hill College. This is an increase from the 4 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 28 28
2018-2019 4 1
2017-2018 77 17
2016-2017 52 11
2015-2016 59 13

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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