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Study at Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College is a co-educational Roman Catholic college located in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. The Sisters of St. Joseph established the school as Mount Saint Joseph College in 1924. It was renamed Chestnut Hill College in 1938. The campus is spread across an area of 45 acres. Chestnut Hill College is organized into the following academic schools:

  • The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • The School of Graduate Studies
  • The School of Undergraduate Studies
Chestnut Hill College's athletics department sponsors more than 10 men's and women's sports teams, which are nicknamed the Griffins. The college is a member of NCAA Division II and participates in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Profile of Chestnut Hill College

The main campus of Chestnut Hill is in Philadelphia, PA (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Chestnut Hill is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Chestnut Hill students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching, family and social work, and therapy and Counselling.

Chestnut Hill Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 440 to 550. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 420 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Chestnut Hill had 2, 062 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at the school. Females make the bulk of the Student Enrolment at Chestnut Hill.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Chestnut Hill makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Chestnut Hill belong to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference for major sports.

Chestnut Hill Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counselling106Counselling psychology, psychology, clinical psychology, patient Counselling
Education and Teaching97elementary school teaching, instructional media design, educational administration, teacher ed, special ed, secondary teaching, early childhood education, education courses, . . .
Family and Social Work73human services, child care management, adult development and aging
Business and Management56business management, accounting, marketing, human resources, international business, finance, business communications, accounting and management, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and administration
Media13communication and journalism, communications tech courses
Liberal Arts9English, history, political science, French language, Spanish language, sociology, interdisciplinary studies
Religion and Philosophy8pastoral Counselling and ministries, theology and religious vocations, religion
Science7biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer science, computer services management
Medical administration3health care administration, health care facilities management
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Mathematics0mathematics and computer science, mathematics
Fine Arts0fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies

Contact: Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693

General Phone: (215) 248-7000


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