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Chestnut Hill College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Chestnut Hill College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2021 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 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human services.

Overall Quality

CHC landed the #1,160 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

CHC is also ranked #109 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

See all of the rankings for Chestnut Hill College.

Is It Hard to Get Into CHC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Chestnut Hill College is 96%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into CHC is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 83% 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 480 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Chestnut Hill College  ( 480 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Chestnut Hill College  ( 480 to 560 )
CHC received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Chestnut Hill College  ( 20 to 23 )

Learn more about Chestnut Hill College admissions.

Chestnut Hill College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CHC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Chestnut Hill College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At CHC this rate is 37%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at CHC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,197 undergraduates at CHC with 1,001 being full-time and 196 being part-time.

CHC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for CHC is 78.68 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.68 out of 100
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How Much Does Chestnut Hill College Cost?

The overall average net price of CHC is $25,248. 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 +
$21,785 $22,143 $23,902 $24,218 $30,976

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 92% of students took out student loans averaging $7,681 a year. That adds up to $30,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CHC is 9.0%. 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?

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 39 majors graduated from Chestnut Hill College. Of these students, 329 received undergraduate degrees and 171 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 58 $31,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 51 $34,600
Business Administration & Management 40 $39,400
General Psychology 27 $21,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 $31,500
General Biology 20 NA
Accounting 15 $41,500
Communication & Media Studies 13 $19,900
Marketing 9 NA
Human Resource Management 8 NA

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 2017-2018, 77 students took at least one online class at Chestnut Hill College. This is an increase from the 52 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 77 17
2016-2017 52 11
2015-2016 59 13
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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