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There are a lot of Christian Women whoQuite Bright
There are a lot of Christian Women who attend this school who are either married or are mothers who are searching for a good education. I am a rather mature individual who spends most of her time with older people, so I truly enjoyed this type of atmosphere. Most of the students, during the afternoon and evening, are male. It is nice to see, every now and then, some male students. Most of the professors are males as well and the women professors are either like aunts, mothers, or grandmothers. The environment is very pleasant, especially if you are a suburban or country girl. You will never find anything disrespectful to the nature of a young woman and the males respect the ladies. However, this is based on an individual basis.

In short, Chatham is a high quality school compared to some of the other local schools. I've met very nice people at Chatham. The University of Pittsburgh (pitt) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are okay. However, I would put Carnegie above Pitt and Chatham above both. The stereotypes of Chatham being a "gay" or lesbian school is incorrect. This should truly stop because this is not a truthful estimation of the school. There are certainly going to be some imperfections, as there is with other schools. However, the environment is indeed conducive to that of a studious and focused individual.

4th Year Female -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C+
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Chatham is a very very bad place for me.Quite BrightPolitical Science
Chatham is a very very bad place for me. Some people like it but I feel if you want an education which goes beyond a basic tec school you would be unhappy here. The classes are taught by teachers who do not care about you as a person even though you are one of ten people in the room. Everyone is broken here because it is accepted that we are all just going to class to fill time and credit. The University is trying to expand and is leaving the students to fend for themselves. I am leaving to go to another school because I am lucky enough to be able to get out early. Chatham gives out huge scholorships in order to look more attractive and then forces students to take COR classes which trap you into the system. If you are on the fence about coming, don't.
1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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I feel like Chatham is continually changing; therefore,Quite BrightJournalism
I feel like Chatham is continually changing; therefore, making it completely hard to judge. I think it is up to the student herself on how she views the school--Quite frankly, I've had plenty of ups and downs here. I've even attempted transferring out, but decided to just stick it out. I'm doing much better now, though. I think Chatham is a different kind of university because it forces you to put the work in to make your major worthwhile--they won't spoon feed you your lessons or job. In the Journalism Department, we are taught from professionals in the industry. My academic adviser worked for CNN and many other big name news companies. She's not going to baby me in a journalism career, but she sure as hell can give some great advice on how to do it all.

I think a lot of the problems we have are within communications between the administration and students. We have a lot of negativity in the student body, but we also are oppressed quite a bit by the administration. Honestly, I would have applied to more than JUST Chatham in my college search in high school if I were given the chance to go back. Granted, I'm pretty sure Chatham would have still been in the top 10 schools for me--I don't think it would have been where I would end up if I knew what I know now.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2009
Scholastic Success: A+, Social Life: F
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