Chapman University

Orange, CA, USA
4.06 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020 January 10, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
31%
63%
Submitting ACT
57%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1293
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,608
Total Number of Undergrads
7,281
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$39,228
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$52,724
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$52,724
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,518
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,378
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,173
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,028

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,013
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$223
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
39%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Panthers
School Colors
Red/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Orange
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
69%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.06 Average Rating
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.
theCollegeKid
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!
Sara from Napa, CA