Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Chestnut Hill College offers 255-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 75%. The most popular test is SAT - 91% of students submitted it in comparison to 15% of students who submitted ACT. 28.5% are women, and 71.5% are men. 3% percents of international students. Chestnut Hill College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Chestnut Hill College is 24654$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $36310 and $46310 per year. 44% of full-time Chestnut Hill College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $39,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Chestnut Hill College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Chestnut Hill College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$25,476
$30,001 - $48,000$20,588
$48,001 - $75,000$22,900
$75,001 - $110,000$25,551

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 10200


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1319 of Chestnut Hill College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Chestnut Hill College number 76 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Chestnut Hill College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Chestnut Hill College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Chestnut Hill College graduation rate is below the national average.

44% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Chestnut Hill College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Chestnut Hill College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 3% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Chestnut Hill College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Chestnut Hill College full-time retention rate is 66% and part-time retention rate is 80%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Chestnut Hill College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1270 - 1610

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 430 - 550
Math: 420 - 530
Writing: 420 - 530

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Chestnut Hill College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Chestnut Hill College is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Chestnut Hill College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Chestnut Hill College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Chestnut Hill College

The campus located by 9601 Germantown Ave address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Chestnut Hill College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Chestnut Hill College with 0.39% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Chestnut Hill College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Chestnut Hill College offers 255 programs in total: 132 are for Bachelor's degree, 45 - for Master's degree, 36 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 21 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. Chestnut Hill College is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Chestnut Hill College provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1375 students with 41246 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 361 with 8667 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 112 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Chestnut Hill College

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Overall Rating:

A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME ! My daughter told me that after 1 week she did almost have no classes for conversation, her primary goal for coming to FLS. She essentially did literature,... She asked the teacher about this but he said it's not possible to have more conversation lessons ??Before subscribing we specifically insisted on a program with ONLY converstation because she has enough theory/grammar/vocabulary in her classes here in her own country.What she really needs and lacks is conversation, even simple things. She wants to become more fluid in her dialogue. VACATION ENGLISH PROGRAM is sold as : a program that places an exceptional emphasis on speaking promising students will practice speaking skills frequently in class. (see website) So it seemed perfect for us but it was not !I contacted the Operations Manager/Center Director at Chestnut hill but nothing was done to make improvements or changes.If you are looking for conversation skills, don't go to FLS !

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Overall Rating:

Waste money with this college.FLS,you should believe that i were one of exchange student. You don't just copy past the message to every one star review. The tuition fee was expensive. It might because of beautiful building. No AC in the classroom! The class in afternoon someday only let students watch the show and no activity after watch the show at all!! How come I could improve my English. I can watch the show at home! Also the books might be very old style. Teaching idioms or words which not even use in these days anymore!!

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Overall Rating:

There are so many experience you can feel only here. Learn real English from kind teachers and conversation with various friends. And you can spend time with real american college students. In class teachers prepare good system to join conversation and have fun. Not only English you can learn here. You can feel real diversify of culture. That is worth thing especially in today's international society. In addition they have good facility for fitness and sports. Afterschool they have interesting activity such a trip to Museum of arts and city tour. One day I went Dorney park with my classmate as school activity. That is my precious memory.I can recommend here from bottom of my heart.

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Overall Rating:

I took my daughter to look at colleges today. We stopped first at Villanova, awesome school great virtual tour. Everyone was very nice. Second stop was Chestnut Hill. Started walking around to take a look. Went in the library and explained to the receptionist that we were just there to look around the school. She mumbled at us and looked back down at whatever she was doing. Next we decided to go in tothe student center. We were greeted by a security guard who said, “you can’t go up there”. I told him we were just looking at the school and asked him if it would be ok to walk around outside. He was a total weirdo and he said if I told him the meaning of life he would let us go upstairs. Of course my meaning of life was nothing like his and he told us to leave. My daughter and I got in the car and headed for home. We spent an hour and a half at Villanova. They even gave us a free lunch! My oldest daughter is at Duquesne. Ten times nicer school than CHC and less money. I was sorry to read Wolf gave a 1M$ grant to CHC a waste of our tax dollars in my opinion.

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Overall Rating:

I do not know where to start. When you try to transfer there do not expect a response before 2 weeks. When you call do not expect them to pickup. Honestly, students know more than the staff what to do in the school. Nobody in the staff does care about helping students. They are paid for doing one thing and they wont even try to do something else( they dont like to work much). I went there to play sports( athletic scolarship) the transfer was a pain in the ass because they did not know what needed to be done. Then on top of that, the NCAA representent (denise) did not contact the NCAA even if me and my coach insisted for her to just give a call. So i lost my eligibility. A lot of time and money. Trust me do not GO THERE!

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Location & Website

Address: 9601 Germantown Ave


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2152487000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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