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About the School:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, and the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson '29, is perennially ranked as one of the "greenest" colleges in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses. Chatham's mission is "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Laptop Programs:

All incoming first-year students will receive a new Macbook Air computer during student orientation. Use of the MacBook will be integrated into the curriculum and enable the students to access the Chatham network via Wi-Fi areas throughout campus. Apple Macbook Air As part of the package students will receive the following equipment and services: Macbook Air Chatham University logoed backpack and Speck Case 4 year AppleCare Warranty coverage 4 year SafeWare Accidental Damage Protection 4 year SafeWare Theft Protection HelpDesk Repair Services Costs for the computer and services are covered by the Technology Fee. Ownership of the equipment is transfered to the Student upon graduation as detailed in the Student Technology Program Computer Agreement (Student Contract). View a sample 2012 Student Contract. Graduate students in the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Interior Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture, or Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs may refer to the Graduate Laptop Requirement. Information about program specific requirement can be found here: Laptop Requirement By Program. More information about using the Macbook Air and computing at Chatham University is available on the Chatham Information Technology Services site.

Accreditation:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education