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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,879
Total Undergrads
Including 232 Part-time
1,174
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,309)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,391)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 17 22 - Yes
Football 94 - - -
Golf 10 - - -
Rowing - 22 Yes -
Soccer 25 28 - Yes
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming and Diving - 36 Yes -
Tennis 10 12 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor - 9 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 5 - -
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Water Polo 47 25 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.2%
Hispanic 10.6%
Non-resident alien 3.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.3%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 59.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 25
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 10

Notable Alumni

  • Colin Hanks (attended, but did not graduate), Son of Tom Hanks
  • Jeff Lewis [Class of '93], Real estate investor, star of Bravos' "Flipping Out"
  • Jodie Sweetin [Class of '03], Actress, best known for role on "Full House"
  • Sabrina Bryan (attended, did not graduate), Member of the Disney music group The Cheetah Girls
  • George Argyros [Class of 59], Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and former owner of the Seattle Mariners
Reviews Dorm Life
  • theCollegeKid
  • 4
  • Every room has its own bathroom! Not to mention the dorms are kept nice and clean by the cleaning staff. The only downside is that we have a few dorm…

  • Jun-21-2012 Read More
  • Michael from San Diego, CA
  • 4
  • Since Chapman's recently explosion of applicatns, only Freshmen and Sophomores can live on campus. Freshmen dorm placement depends on the student's interest as Chapman likes to put students with similar…

  • Aug-03-2012 Read More
  • Sara from Napa, CA
  • 3
  • our resident advisers (ras) work so hard to keep the resident students busy! there is always something to do. however, the walls are very thin and people like to go…

  • Jan-24-2012 Read More
  • nemo
  • 5
  • You have to experience it! You will develop long lasting relationship with your roommate and Greek sister and brother…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Darcee from Seattle, WA
  • Mar-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria here is amazing! Lots of options and the staff is always willing to help you with special food accommodations.

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  • 3
  • Anna from Makawao, HI
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of options at the caf, however the take out options are simple and never change. The food can also get boring after a while but it's not all that bad.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from GARDEN GROVE, CA
  • Mar-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining on campus is the best. There are great, affordable options within walking distance from campus.

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  • 5
  • Diego from Bullhead City, AZ
  • Mar-05-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are some kitchens that some dorms have, which students have to make or there is the cafeteria when they can go to socialize and get something to eat as well.

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  • 4
  • L from CA
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining Hall is great for the first year. In comparison to other campuses, I've heard Chapman is a lot better. After a year, like anything, the food gets boring. There are less food options during the weekend. But there are always really tasty food options off campus in the Orange Circle (which is less than a ten minute walk from dorms).

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  • 4
  • Jesse from Davis, CA
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining plan is better than some other campuses I've seen, but because of the number of people they have to hire, their dining hours can be a little... limiting. However, there is usually a place that you can get food, and Chapman is pretty good about prices (although everything is through Sodexo).

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  • 4
  • Jalen from Carlsbad, CA
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Food their is good, better than other schools. It does get old after awhile, you just have to get creative. A good variety though.

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  • 3
  • Helena from San Marcos, CA
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Let me say this first: we are very spoiled with the cafeteria food here at Chapman. There is every kind of food: Italian, Asian, American, Greek, Vegan, etc. That said, most people have a love/hate relationship with the caf. The Randall Dining Commons have limited hours Friday through Sunday, and only serve two meals a day on the weekend. The food entrees can also get a little repetitive towards the end of the semester, but they often spruce things up for the holidays. On campus, the dining options are pretty slim as well. There is an Einstein's, Jamba, World of Wings, and a coffeeshop/sandwich place in Beckman.

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  • 3
  • Rose from Kent, WA
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food is a little salty and you have to be careful with some of the meals. However, there are always different options available to the students.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anna from Makawao, HI
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not affiliated with greek life this year, but about 30% of the campus is. The attitude towards greek life varies depending on which sorority/fraternity is being discussed. Certain chapters have bad reputations, and vice versa. Currently, I personally do not think that greek life is necessary considering you can pay up to $1,000 a year for chapter dues. There are tons of other ways to get involved on campus and meet new people.

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  • 0
  • Diego from Bullhead City, AZ
  • Mar-05-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have come to know that there are nine fraternity groups that I could join if I were to be accepted into this university and there are: 1. Alpha Delta Phi 2. Beta Theta Pi 3. Delta Tau Delta 4. Phi Delta Theta 5. Phi Gamma Delta 6. Phi Kappa Tau 7. Pi Kappa Alpha 8. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 9. Sigma Alpha Mu

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  • 0
  • L from CA
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    For being a campus of only 5000 students there is A LOT of Greek spirit. There are eight sororities and nine fraternities. Most sororities have between 100-200 members. Greek events are some of the funnest events on campus (I believed this even before becoming affiliated).

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  • 0
  • Jalen from Carlsbad, CA
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is amazing! I didn't think I would rush but it was the best choice I ever made. I would defiantly recommend it for everyone. The events are great and you meet a lot of people. A great way to get involved.

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  • 0
  • Helena from San Marcos, CA
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life can seem more prevalent than it actually is on campus, especially during the fall semester with all the rush events. It's not at all necessary to be a part of greek life in order to meet new people or be a part of the social scene. It's all up to your own personal preference, because either one it great.

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  • 0
  • Courtney from La Palma, CA
  • Nov-25-2013 I am a current student here

    WE LOVE OUR GREEK. I swear, there are more people that are in a sorority or fraternity than not. But for me, not being in a sorority is still cool and laid back. I don't feel like there is a divide between these groups. That's the beauty of Chapman, they are so welcoming to all kinds of people with all kinds of tastes.

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  • 0
  • Francis from Orange, CA
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    chapman is 100 percent into greek life. they host a lot of really cool events, and they're always handing out swag bags

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  • 0
  • Marie from Orange, CA
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is prominent on campus. A lot of girls pledge their freshman year, but not everyone is involved. I personally didn't join a sorority, and was able to find a lot of other things to get involved with instead. If you're interested in Greek Life, you'll definitely find a sorority for you, but if you're not, there are plenty of other things to do and join.

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  • 0
  • Current Chapman Student
  • Sep-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is HUGE at Chapman. You may find yourself rushing, because seemingly more than half the school is involved.

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