#48 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

CHC Admission Requirements

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Chestnut Hill College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Chestnut Hill College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into CHC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CHC is 98%.  It ranks #109 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Chestnut Hill College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,172 out of 1,197 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 78 percent on standardized admission tests. Chestnut Hill College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.12. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CHC application fee is $35 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Chestnut Hill College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 3% of students submitted SAT scores.

CHC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chestnut Hill College?

Chestnut Hill College is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Chestnut Hill College score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 900-1090.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chestnut Hill College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1090 and Above Good >99%
995 to 1090 Avg + 98%-99%
900 to 995 Avg - 96%-98%
805 to 900 Reach 93%-96%
Less than 805 Low <93%
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CHC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Chestnut Hill College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Chestnut Hill College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into CHC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Chestnut Hill College was 3.12 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #93 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.12 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CHC accepts 98% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Chestnut Hill College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 5.41% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.03% Good
3.50 to 3.74 18.38% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.3% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 21.08% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 19.46% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.73% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.08% Reach
less than 1.00 1.08% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

60% of Chestnut Hill College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Chestnut Hill College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Chestnut Hill College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 681 516 1,197
Accepted 666 506 1,172
Acceptance Rate 98% 98% 98%
Enrolled 81 117 198
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 23% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 106 days left until the Fall 2023 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Chestnut Hill College is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Chestnut Hill College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Chestnut Hill College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Chestnut Hill College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211583 IPEDS survey data for Chestnut Hill College.


Does Chestnut Hill College prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to CHC.

What is my chance of getting into Chestnut Hill College?

98% of those who apply are granted admission to CHC. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Chestnut Hill College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1090. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.