Chapman University is a private, liberal arts institution in Orange, California, that offers 110 areas of study through 11 schools and colleges. Chapman is also home to several independent research centers, as well as creative research centers, including the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing. The Center for Global Education offers a 90 study abroad programs, including single courses that last 1 to 4 weeks up to an entire year spent overseas. Outside of academia, students can take advantage of the 190 academic, professional, and special interest clubs on campus, as well as the 21 intercollegiate athletic teams. Downtown Orange is less than 15 minutes by foot and there are a number of nearby attractions, including beaches, mountains, sporting venues, and Disneyland.
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Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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Chapman University is an up-and-coming school, as seen through not only the expansion of campus facilities but the growth in student resources. Chapman will continue to grow for the simple reason that people with not just higher SAT scores but higher ambitions are applying to and choosing to attend Chapman. At this school you will find the perfect balance of a challenging workload and a fun social life.
Chapman is a small tight-knit university with a lot of spirit. If you are serious about your education, like small classrooms, want to get involved, and want to know your professors, this is hands-down the place to attend. Beautiful weather and a wonderful community.
Michael from San Diego, CA
Chapman is filled with opportunities and will help you succeed.
Chapman has a place for everyone.
It is up to the student to get what they want out of their time at Chapman.
Alex from CA
if you want a beautiful campus, great small-town community feel just minutes away from some of the greatest los angeles area landmarks (including disneyland!), plus a strong academic community, this is the school for you. it has a fantastic variety of on-campus eateries, a four-story library, and a giant stone fountain in the middle of campus. plus, you can't beat this weather!