Strolling through Chestnut Hill College's campus, you can't help but feel the history. French Gothic and Italian Romanesque architecture transports you to another time, and hallways seem to echo with past scholarly discussion. You'll cross tree-lined groves perfect for outdoor studying and wide-open fields full of coeds shouldering backpacks or chucking Frisbees. Once you step foot on campus you'll quickly discover that you'll be hard pressed to find another college campus that's equally, well, collegiate.
Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts college located at the northwest boundary of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a well-known area of the city also called Chestnut Hill. Our holistic approach to education addresses the needs of the whole person -spiritual, intellectual, social, physical and cultural. Each year, Chestnut Hill College draws an extraordinary group of students to its Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Studies programs.
At Chestnut Hill College, we believe that a curriculum should go beyond the classroom because education occurs on many levels. And while our coursework is always evolving to stay one step ahead of our ever-changing world, it's based on a tradition of values. This holistic approach inspires a passion for learning, builds a collaborative learning community, and creates well-rounded individuals, prepared to excel in all aspects of their lives.
To provide students with holistic education in an inclusive catholic community marked by academic excellence, shared responsibility, personal and professional growth service to one another and to the global community and concern for the earth. Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1924, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters equality through education. Faithful to its strong liberal arts tradition, Chestnut Hill College offers academic programs of excellence in the areas of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies. True to its Catholic heritage, Chestnut Hill College espouses the beliefs and values inherent in the Judeo-Christian tradition while it respects the contributions made by other faith traditions in the development of the whole person. The College nurtures a sense of integrity, spirituality, and social justice in all. The College community dedicates itself to four purposes in fulfilling this mission. It seeks: to provide avenues for students to achieve academic excellence and to pursue research in their major field or in interdisciplinary studies. The College encourages students to explore and experience diverse curricula and to participate in exchange programs with other institutions of higher education; to initiate links between the world of learning and the world of work through curricular planning, technological opportunities, and career preparation. The College guides students in applying theoretical learning through experiential education designed collaboratively by faculty and students; to uphold an atmosphere of communal respect in which all may clarify and articulate personal values and beliefs while exploring the ethical and moral dimensions underlying all relationships. The College encourages inter-faith opportunities by acquainting all students with Catholicism, its theology and its Judeo-Christian roots, and by engaging in dialogue with women and men of other beliefs; to create local and global connections that enable students to respond to the needs of others through service-oriented enterprises. The College educates students to identify and to address issues of social justice and to work toward systemic change.