CHC: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Chestnut Hill College. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to CHC, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown CHC statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Chestnut Hill College on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to CHC, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at CHC

What are your chances at CHC?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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

    Chestnut Hill College’s average GPA is 3.08. Chestnut Hill College does require GPA. Chestnut Hill College is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of CHC application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.08 to 3.23 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.23 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Chestnut Hill College may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on CHC’s campus. These CHC admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Chestnut Hill College’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Chestnut Hill College’s acceptance rate was 92.59. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 64.0 % 96.0 % 92.59 %

    As you can see, Chestnut Hill College is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that CHC will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into CHC - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at CHC?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at CHC or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does Chestnut Hill College Require Test Scores?

    Chestnut Hill College requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Chestnut Hill College’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Chestnut Hill College SAT Requirements

    Chestnut Hill College’s average SAT score is 960 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Chestnut Hill College is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 430 530 480
    Reading 420 540 480
    2019 Total 850 1070 960
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Chestnut Hill College’s average SAT score is 960. To be a competitive applicant for Chestnut Hill College your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 850, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Chestnut Hill College a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1070.

    Chestnut Hill College ACT Requirements

    Chestnut Hill College’s average ACT score is 58. To be a competitive applicant for Chestnut Hill College your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 49, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Chestnut Hill College a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 68.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 17 24 20
    Reading 15 23 19
    Writing 17 21 19
    2019 Total 49 68 58
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Chestnut Hill College Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Chestnut Hill College from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Neither required nor recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into CHC

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into CHC. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at CHC, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with CHC admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 960 on the SAT or 58 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.08.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with CHC’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Chestnut Hill College values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Philadelphia has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Chestnut Hill College wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Philadelphia area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. CHC needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Chestnut Hill College something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your CHC app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that CHC’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at CHC?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at CHC or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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