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I attended Chestnut Hill College the first yearQuite BrightEnglish
I attended Chestnut Hill College the first year that they accepted males to the college. Even now, almost 10 years later, I can say that I have amazing friends from my time spent at CHC. That being said, I don't think anyone should pay $120K just for friendships. I have to agree with a lot of these posts, I didn't find my time at CHC academically challenging. I found that I grew a lot as a person, but wasn't as mentally challenged as I should have been.

The biggest advice that I can offer to a high school student or college student looking to transfer is, look at a university or colleges career center first. Will they be able to get you a job once you graduate? Do they have great resources for internship or a large list of companies that hire students? When I graduated from CHC it was during the great recession and the only places that CHC recommended I get a job was Lowe's or Home Depot. I personally do not think that a $120K education should result in a job at Lowe's or Home Depot. I can say however that since graduating, I've had the pleasure of moving up quickly in various organizations and each time I've reached out to CHC to extend a hand and open up my office to CHC graduates and interns, I've been ignored. I haven't received a single email back or an acknowledgement from the career office. I find it sad that even as an alum, I would love to help other students get great jobs, but the college isn't doing all that it can to benefit its students.

Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Freelance Writer, Phillyburbs; Preparedness: D+ Reputation: F
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This school is an absolute joke.Quite BrightCommunications
This school is an absolute joke. It started out okay. But soon, they started accepting swarms of athletes regardless of their actual academic capacity. And then, when that lawsuit rolled around- their true colors came out. If you want to go to a school where you will be taught by passive-aggressive nuns, never be challenged and instead spend your days doing busy work, then have nothing to do at night, this is the school for you. The athletes (most of the population by now) think they're above everyone and have even taken to calling non-athletes "NARP"s (Non-Athletic Regular People). Besides quiet dorm parties (since it is a dry campus) or regular off-campus parties, there isn't really much else to do since everything in the town surrounding the college closes by 5 PM. The transfer rate is high and growing, and chances are you'll meet at least one person who wishes they could transfer but won't because other schools don't accept our credits. Did I mention the bug-infested food and buildings that are literally falling apart, and nobody is doing anything about it? Or the amount of people who have almost dropped out because financial aid continuously screwed them over? Save your time and money, DO NOT go to CHC. It will be the biggest regret of your life.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Friendliness: A, Education Quality: D
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Students were snobby, school work was easy, some teachers made students do an unnecessary amount of reading, much of which had nothing to do with actual tests or assignments.
Male -- Class 2000
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