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If you care at all about your impact in the future and the integrity of an institution (remember-you can get an equal to better education elsewhere for many fewer tuition dollars)--do not attend this school. Most of the full time faculty that made this place great over a decade ago have been replaced by adjunct professors, and the president has no real care for the institution itself other than to use it as a cash cow. Basicay, you may as well go to a for profit institution lime the Art Institute. All schools are going to go after you because they just see $$, but you can certainly find a school that will value more than this one will now. Also, one you spend all that time and money for your education, you better be respected as an alum. This school (is president and board) will not do that.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Attending Chatham University has been a blessing.Quite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Attending Chatham University has been a blessing. While I can give you negatives (as there are in many schools), I wish to focus more on what you need to know before deciding to attend. For starters, opportunities are widely presented to you on campus, but if you are not a person to take the initiative than Chatham may not be for you. The staff and faculty can only encourage you so much, but you have to take the final step. If you do, you are guaranteed to succeed. Also, when choosing Chatham, you have to realize the class sizes are small and personalized. In the business programs, at least, it is highly group oriented, as Chatham tries to prepare you for real world environment. One thing that Chatham is very good at is teaching its students how to present and offering opportunities to improve for higher scores. While the grades are very important, what you got out of it is more important. Third, the staff and faculty know you by name. They care. Period. If you get involved in dramatics and believe that you can't be respectful, Chatham is not for you. We are a community and, within our peers, a 'sisterhood.' Also, if you are a religiously oriented student or an international student, Chatham is very accepting. We do not press our views onto each other, but teach each other for global understanding. Basically, Chatham is a school for a woman wanting structure and opportunities. It provides you with the ability to be world ready and to really grow into who you are rather than who someone wants you to be. Any opportunities to take place in the social environment can be found within other college campuses in Pittsburgh, so no opportunities are missed. I highly recommend Chatham University to all young women out there.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Individual Value: A+, Faculty Accessibility: A-
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Chatham University is quite alright if you areQuite BrightPsychology
Chatham University is quite alright if you are searching for a quiet, peaceful place to just quickly get through 4yrs of college, in addition to 1yr of a graduate work. I basically needed a college that was focused on academic achievement among women and tailored the course requirements to the abilities and interests of women. To counteract the gay stereotype, I am very straight, in fact, I am a follower of Christ. That is why I chose this school because I wanted to remain focused on my work and other important things. For the most part, if you don't reside on campus you will be fine and during the day the atmosphere is quite nice! No college is perfect and everyone differs on what makes them comfortable. I would suggest being open minded when deciding on Chatham and not generalizing stereotypes to everyone that goes there. Not everyone is the same. I've met very nice students of whom were nice to talk to and do projects with. I have a few good professors who I truly like. You are bound to gain close relationships with them. You are always acknowledged, which can be a little stressful. However, the campus is so nice that you can always find a quiet place to study or just think without being bothered.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2008
Campus Maintenance: A+, Campus Aesthetics: D+
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