Chapman University

Orange, CA

Chapman University

Orange, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$57,214

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
60%
500-599
20%
400-499
0
700-800
25%
600-699
48%
500-599
25%
400-499
0
30-36
36%
24-29
52%
18-23
10%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

216%

male

328%

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

1,378

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,378
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: SNA - John Wayne (Santa Ana)

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange
92866

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Sizzle
  • Midnight Breakfast
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • full safety education program

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
60%
500-599
20%
400-499
0
700-800
25%
600-699
48%
500-599
25%
400-499
0
30-36
36%
24-29
52%
18-23
10%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.77

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Conducting
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Services Administration
History, General
Keyboard Instruments
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

1,378

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,378
students

Female
328%
4,522

Male
216%
2,983

Not reported

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 72%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

409

Transfer students enrolled

30%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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