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Chapman University

Orange, CA

Chapman, founded in 1861, is a church-affiliated, private liberal arts university. Its 78-acre campus is located in Orange County, 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Chapman University

Orange, CA

Tuition & Fees

$57,214

$57,214

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
60%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
700-800
25%
600-699
48%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
44%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
53%
24-29
34%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
61%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
53%
18-23
11%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,943
Declined + 6,330
Total Received 14,273
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Private (nonprofit)

7,505

undergraduate students

2,345

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Strategic/corporate Communication
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Codes

SAT 4047
ACT 0210

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School Facts

Chapman, founded in 1861, is a church-affiliated, private liberal arts university. Its 78-acre campus is located in Orange County, 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 9,850
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Disciples of Christ
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAA (The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Orange, CA

78-acre, suburban campus in Orange (population: 139,484), 35 miles from Los Angeles. Major airports serve Los Angeles; smaller airports serve Santa Ana (10 miles), Long Beach (20 miles), and Ontario (36 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 25% of male students
 
8 sororities 48% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
75%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
60%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
700-800
25%
600-699
48%
500-599
26%
400-499
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
44%
500-599
38%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
53%
24-29
34%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
61%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
53%
18-23
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,943
Declined + 6,330
Total Received 14,273

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Marcella Mejia-Martinez
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 888 CU-APPLY
F: 714 997-6713
admit@chapman.edu

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,854

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,830
Room $10,816
Board $5,322
Additional fees $384
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $74,952
Average Financial Aid - $35,854
Total with Avg. Aid $39,098
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 714 997-6741
F: 714 997-6743

Financial Aid Officer

Jim Whitaker
Chief Financial Aid Officer
whitaker@chapman.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Club Sports - Men's

crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Terry Boesel (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
cardinal and gray

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animation/Visual Effects
Art
Art History
Behavioral/Computational Economics
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computational/Data Sciences
Computer Science
Counseling/School
Creative Producing
Creative Writing
Curriculum & Instruction
Dance
Dance Performance
Data Analytics
Documentary Film
Economics
Education
Educational Psychology
English
Environmental Science/Policy
Executive M.B.A.
Film Production
Film Studies
Film/Television Producing
Food Science
French
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
Health/Strategic Communication
History
Integrated Educational Studies
International Studies
Law
Leadership Development
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Peace Studies
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Production Design
Psychology
Public Relations/Advertising
Religious Studies
School Psychology
Screen Acting
Screenwriting
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Strategic/Corporate Communication
Taxation Law
Teaching
Television Writing/Production
Theatre
Theatre Performance
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Strategic/corporate Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,850

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

7,505
students

Female
60%
4,522

Male
40%
2,983

24%

2,345
students

Female
61%
1,433

Male
39%
912

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

7,046
students

Female
62%
4,310

Male
38%
2,736

7%

459
students

Female
47%
212

Male
53%
247

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Singapore
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ali Klein
Associate Director of Admission, International Admission Officer
888 CU-APPLY
intladmit@chapman.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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