Chestnut Hill College was founded in 1924 by the Sisters
of Saint Joseph as a Catholic liberal-arts college. While
remaining faithful to our mission of excellence in the liberal
arts, we also maintain a keen awareness of and commitment
to the changing global community in which we exist. The College
offers both undergraduate and advanced degree programs.
Four hundred students can be accommodated in college housing,
which includes single-sex dormitories. Seventy percent of
students live on campus; of those, 60% remain on campus on
weekends. Alcohol is not permitted. All students may keep
There are 27 groups on campus, including art, chorale, chorus,
drama, ethnic, environmental, honors, international, jazz
band, literary magazine, newspaper, opera, orchestra, political,
professional, religious, social, social service, string ensemble,
student government, wellness, wind ensemble, and yearbook.
Popular campus events include International Gourmet Day, Holiday
Decorating, "Hillstock," and Family Weekend.
Women's intercollegiate sports offered, *field hockey, volleyball,
tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, and *golf. Men's intercollegiate
sports offer, *soccer, *tennis, *golf, *lacrosse, and basketball.
*planned for 2004-2005
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
CHC confers B.A. and B.S. degrees. Associate, masters and
doctoral degrees are also awarded. Bachelor's degrees are
awarded in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE (biochemistry, biology/biological
science, and molecular biology), BUSINESS (accounting, business
administration and management, and marketing), COMMUNICATIONS
AND THE ARTS (art history and appreciation, communications
technology, English, French, Spanish), COMPUTER AND PHYSICAL
SCIENCE (chemistry, computer science, and mathematics), EDUCATION
(early childhood and elementary), ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (environmental
science), SOCIAL SCIENCE (economics, history, political science/government,
psychology, and sociology). Education, biological sciences,
and psychology are the largest.
There are regularly scheduled orientations for prospective
students. To schedule a visit, contact the Admissions Office
DIRECTIONS TO CHESTNUT
It is easy to reach Chestnut Hill College from the Pennsylvania
Turnpike, Route 309, the "Blue Route," the Schuylkill
Expressway and Germantown Pike.
From Walt Whitman/ Benjamin Franklin
Take 76 west to 476 North to Exit 19 Germantown Pike east.
Make a right at the light onto Germantown Pike. The College
is 4 miles on the left.
From Pennsylvania Turnpike
Exit No.25 (Germantown Pike). Proceed four miles east on Germantown
Pike to the College entrance, which is on the left immediately
after the light at Northwestern Avenue.
From Route 309
Proceed south on 309 to Paper Mill Road. Go West on Paper
Mill Road and continue straight on to Stenton Ave. Follow
Stenton to Northwestern Ave. Turn left onto Northwestern and
proceed to Germantown Avenue. The college is on your left.
Turn left on Germantown Avenue and proceed a short distance
to the College Entrance which is on your left.
From the Blue Route - Route 476
Exit at Germantown Pike-East (Exit 19). Turn right at the
end of the exit ramp onto Germantown Pike and proceed four
miles to the College. Entrance is on the left, immediately
after the light at Northwestern Avenue.
From the Philadelphia International
Take I-95 South to Rt. 476 North (Blue Route) and follow the
directions above for the Blue Route.
From Wilmington/West Chester
Take Rt. 202 North to 76 East to Rt. 476 (Blue Route) and
follow the directions above for the Blue Route.
Chestnut Hill College is also accessible by train. Both the
Chestnut Hill East (R7) and the Chestnut Hill West (R8) Lines
serve Chestnut Hill from Center City and 30th Street Station.
Chestnut Hill East (R7) also provides service from Trenton,
N.J., and Northeast Philadelphia. If using the R7 (Chestnut
Hill East), walk two blocks down Chestnut Hill Avenue to Germantown
Avenue. Take the "L" Bus marked "Plymouth Mall"
one mile west to the College entrance.