Chestnut Hill College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Chestnut Hill College was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, a Catholic religious order. Originally located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, the college moved to its current location on the historic grounds of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1929. It was at this time that Chestnut Hill College became a four-year institution with degree granting authority from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Over its nearly 100 year history, Chestnut Hill College has grown to offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, as well as online programs for working adults. The college has also maintained its commitment to its Catholic identity while emphasizing values such as social justice and service learning through a variety of programs and initiatives that promote civic engagement and global awareness among students. In addition to its academic offerings, Chestnut Hill College has developed numerous student support services such as career counseling, tutoring centers, mental health counseling, and an array of student activities in order to promote a holistic learning experience for all members of the campus community.

Chestnut Hill College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Chestnut Hill College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Chestnut Hill College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Chestnut Hill College is one of the most prestigious private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and offers a wide variety of degree programs. According to U.S. News & World Report, Chestnut Hill College was ranked #43 among Regional Universities North in 2021. The college has an acceptance rate of 68%, meaning that more than two-thirds of applicants are accepted each year. The average SAT scores for incoming freshmen are 1180 for critical reading and math combined, and 590 for writing. The average ACT score is 25. Approximately 64% of incoming students were ranked in the top 25% of their high school class, and nearly 50% reported a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. The student-faculty ratio at Chestnut Hill College is 10:1, which allows for more individualized attention from faculty members and encourages close relationships between students and faculty alike.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 68%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 68%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,566
Female applicants 1,555
Male applicants 1,011
Applicants accepted 1,736
Female applicants accepted 1,071
Male applicants accepted 665
Freshman enrollment 221
Female freshman enrollment 127
Male freshman enrollment 94
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 62%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.6

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 93%
SAT Critical Reading average score 503
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 440-550
SAT Math average score 489
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 430-540
SAT Writing average score 492
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 430-550
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 10%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A