Chapman University
Orange, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
14,270
Students Applied
54%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
955
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
31%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
57
63%
Submitting ACT
57%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1293
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
590
75th
680
Reading
25th
600
75th
680
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
54%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
37
Top 25%
78
Top 50%
95

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admit@chapman.edu
Admissions Telephone: 714-997-6711
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.06 Average Rating
Don't be scared away by the private school tuition. Chapman has SO much money to give away through scholarships, especially if you performed well in high school and on SATs. Also, if possible check out the campus! It's true that different schools have different feels, and you'll want to see for yourself if Chapman can be your new home.
theCollegeKid
Go into life at Chapman with excitement and be prepared to jump right into the many things it has to offer. My experience has been so successful because I had a hunger to experience and take advantage all of Chapman's many opportunities to learn and expand myself. Be ready to take it head on :)
Lindsay from Seattle, WA
Choose a school that is an appropriate size for you. If you want a major football school, look into that. If you want a school with a large amount of people, look into that. If there are certain clubs or teams you are interested in, really see what the school has to offer. If you like smaller classrooms with a good teacher-to-student relationship, nice facilities, good relationships with peers and professors, then you will love Chapman.
Erin from Woodland Hills, CA
Apply Early!! Chapman has a lot of scholarship money to give out and you have a better chance to receive it the earlier you apply. Also, visit the school. Take the daily tour, meet the director/professors in your field of interest, and ask questions.
Michael from San Diego, CA
Be sure to get to know as many students as you can during orientation week. Also important to talk to professors and get to know them, because they will respond better when you are struggling or need a letter of recommendation later down the road.
Hillary from CA
Don't let the price tag intimidate you. And if you're looking for a large-school atmosphere or a party school, you may want to rethink Chapman.
Jennie from Danville, CA
Plan your schedule wisely. Choose courses that truly interest you, especially for general ed. Chapman offers many interesting courses. Also, take advantage of interterm. It is fun, relaxed, and a great time to get some credits done. Get involved on campus or in greek life. Try your best to meet as many different people as you can and expand our horizons.
Alex from CA
Don't worry if you don't know what your major is or if you switch. The decision will be worth it because it means you are more certain of your choice. Also, take advantage of the free resources such as the Academic Advising Center and Career Center. They are very helpful!
And if you can, stop by for a visit! The Old Towne Orange Circle is very popular for students and is only a few steps away, full of food, antique shops, and historic places to visit!
And take advantage of Study Abroad!
JACQUELINE from Corona, CA
Get involved! A.S plans tons of events for the students, and the sports games are fun if you show your spirit. And while most students complain about dorms, Chapman's dorms are nice, and the dorm life experience is a must. Make an effort to meet the other people in your hall. And aside from social life, of course prepare to focus in your academics as well.
Katie from Nevada
chapman is not intimidating in the least, except for maybe the arts programs, which are fantastic but rigorous. if you are an arts student, make sure you are well-prepared for your audition/interview and have double-checked your portfolio. also, interviews are not necessary but i highly recommend having one to get your foot in the door.
Sara from Napa, CA