Chestnut Hill College

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Chestnut Hill College can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 2,700 students are enrolled at Chestnut Hill College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1270 (25th percentile) - 1580 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to Chestnut Hill College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Chestnut Hill College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. Approximately 60% of all students which applied were admitted at Chestnut Hill College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 18% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Chestnut Hill College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Chestnut Hill College was reported as 57.8% in Fall 2013 with over 1,830 college applications submitted to Chestnut Hill College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1270 - 1580
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Chestnut Hill College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Chestnut Hill College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Chestnut Hill College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.4%
  • 2010-2011: 89.0%
  • 2011-2012: 88.4%
  • 2012-2013: 90.0%
  • 2013-2014: 57.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 76.5%

How Does Chestnut Hill College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Chestnut Hill College is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Arcadia University59.7%
Philadelphia University64.1%
Bryn Mawr College39.9%
Haverford College23.5%
Rosemont College58.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Chestnut Hill College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 540
Math420 - 520
Writing420 - 520
Total Score1270 - 1580
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 23
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