Pittsburgh, PA

When Pittsburgh was yet again named one of the most livable cities in August 2015, it came as no surprise to us at Chatham. You’ll find an easy and safe town to get around, a comfortable cost of living, and a ton of things to do (as well as free public transit using your Chatham ID). These are just some of the reasons why so many people who come here for college end up staying.
 Two female Chatham University choir students in matching purple T-shirts pose together at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.

Black & Yellow

Like to attend major sporting events? Pittsburgh is home to several professional sports teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins, and was named by the Bleacher Report as among the Top 10 Cities to be a Sports Fan in.

Photo of Pittsburgh's Walnut Street in Shadyside, with shops and people walking

Ways to Relax

Want to visit a world-class zoo, amusement park, or water park? Chatham is in a great location, offering students the comforts of a peaceful campus with access to a vibrant city and activities within minutes. It’s no wonder that CNN Money named it among the Top 10 Least Stressed Out Cities.

Photo of a bicyclist passing stone entrance to Frick Park in Pittsburgh framed by colorful fall foliage.

The Great Outdoors

Pittsburgh is a haven for outdoor activities, too. The beautiful 640-acre Frick Park is a 15-minute walk from campus and has many trails for hiking and mountain biking. You can explore exciting caves, take hikes in pristine landscapes, and go camping and white water rafting in one of the many nearby state parks.

City of Pittsburgh