Chatham University is an American university that has coeducational academic programs through the doctoral level, located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chatham University current campus population of approximately 2,300 includes on-campus and online undergraduate and graduate students. The University grants certificates and degrees including bachelor, master, first-professional, and doctorate in the School of Arts, Science, and Business, the School of Health Sciences, and the Falk School of Sustainability.
The University structure includes three distinctive Colleges: Chatham College for Women houses academic and co-curricular programs for undergraduate women and embodies the traditions and rituals of the traditional women’s college. The College for Graduate Studies offers women and men both masters and doctoral programs. Programs within the College for Graduate Studies include concentrations in art and architecture, business, health sciences, teaching and creative writing. The College for Continuing and Professional Studies, formerly the School of Continuing Education, provides online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate degree programs for women and men, certificate programs, and community programming including the Summer Music and Arts Day Camp.
Chatham University teams, also known as the Cougars, participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The Cougars are a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
The college mascot was previously Pennsy the Seal. The cougar mascot was adopted in 1992 and was named Carson in honor of alumna Rachel Carson in 2011.