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I chose Chatham for its global perspective, commitmentQuite BrightLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
I chose Chatham for its global perspective, commitment to environmental issues, emphasis on community service, and long history of educating smart, successful women. I think the school is best suited to students whose own ideals are compatible with these.

Chatham provided me the opportunity to study abroad in 3 countries, take classes (in an obscure language) at the University of Pittsburgh for free, attend a national leadership conference, and expand my knowledge base and worldview like never before.

My professors and I built close frienships as well as academic relationships - this is not a place you will fall through the cracks unless you make it so! Class size is very small on average, so you will not struggle to be recognized by professors or have questions answered. I had several upper-level courses with less than 10 students!

Of course, Chatham's not for everyone, including those looking for a large co-ed social scene on campus (but that's available nearby), or people who don't appreciate diversity in its many forms.It's a great place to be, and you will love your 4 years at Chatham, as long as you do your research and know what to expect.

4th Year Female -- Class 2002
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: C
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Chatham is an amazing college.Quite BrightEngineering Department
Chatham is an amazing college. The campus is beautiful- I feel like I'm lounging on a nature resort somewhere. The students are friendly, almost everyone is open to meeting new people and gaining new friendships. The faculty and staff do everything they can to help you and ensure you get the most of your college education. Activities are abundant on campus- student activities is always trying to ensure there are events that everyone wants to participate in. Clubs and sports are available to everyone, and if there's something that's not available that you want to do (for example, chess club) you have the opportunity create that club. The academics are strong. Even though my major isn't offered at Chatham, they're ensuring that I can cross-register at another local university to get the classes that aren't available here to complete my major. Overall, Chatham is amazing, and I wouldn't change my college decision if I was paid.
1st Year Female -- Class 2007
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B
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Chatham College is Pittsburgh's best kept secret.Language - French/Spanish/etc.
Chatham College is Pittsburgh's best kept secret. Academics are strong, Profs are engaging and excellent, all classes are taught by professors (no TA's), the student body is friendly, supportive, and intelligent, and the campus is totally beautiful. It is a small school, but it is within close distance of Pittsubrgh's larger cultural resources and other universities. Chatham is not for the overly conservative or closed minded. Some people have an impression that because it is a women's college everyone must by gay. This is totally untrue. I'm not homosexual, nor was the majority of the student body. In addition, guys from area colleges seem to respect that Chatham women are serious about learning and not typical partying types. If education and learning is your priority you will love it here! There are so many opportunities to take interesting classes, try new things, travel abroad, and interact with brilliant profs and interesting students of many backgrounds. If you want to party and drink your college years away, look elsewhere. If you want to go to college in Pittsburgh or even just the east coast, Chatham is one of the best.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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