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Where do I begin? I graduated from this
Where do I begin? I graduated from this school right before its University accreditation. The politics of which really have no place in my comments here. I want to say to all the prospective students out there reading this Chatham is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE and not a great education! The students are very dull and mediocre. The curriculum has been dumbed down over the years to match pace with the need to occupy classrooms with any warm body that will sign for the student loans to do so. Admissions are wide open for anyone, so if you are desperate for that B.A. or B.S. getting in will be no problem. But the exceedingly high cost is ridiculous: there's no way even the other homophobic, conservative Christian comments on this board would even tell you otherwise. If even those people say its not a good education and I would likely be contrary to anything those students say. Well thanks to this website finally leftist activists and right wing conservative Christian students have one thing common: we both are trying to tell you this school is not a good one.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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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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