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Chapman University

  • Orange, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 6,005
    total students
  • $44,710 | $44,710
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 44%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 612
    sat math
  • 597
    sat reading
  • 611
    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

The Right Blend of Fun and Education: Chapman Students in Orange County, California

Orange County has been rated by Places Rated Almanac as "the #1 place to live in North America," citing superior climate, cultural, recreational, educational, and career-entree opportunities. Orange County's central location between LA and San Diego means we never lack in entertainment choices. It fact, Chapman University is just minutes away from the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland.

In addition, Orange County is one of California's most important business and financial centers. Chapman students have the opportunity to work part-time or intern at high-powered companies, and the area has many career opportunities available to students after graduation.

Each year, Chapman attracts students who want to take advantage of all this area has to offer. Spectacular beaches, mountains for hiking and skiing, and desert landscapes compete with a wide variety of cultural attractions and sports venues. Students don't have to leave Old Towne Orange to have a good time, though. The historic district is full of cafes and shopping in a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for college students.

The university itself occupies 76 park-like acres lined with palm and shade trees. Our mixture of historical and modern buildings makes Chapman one of the most beautiful university campuses in the nation. The heart of the campus -- Attallah Piazza -- serves as a welcoming venue for outdoor concerts, impromptu study sessions or just an afternoon spot to catch some sun with friends and faculty.

Chapman Helps Dreams Come True

From the first day students set foot on Chapman's campus, the university works to help them succeed. Our "DayOne" philosophy can be found in the variety of programs offered, including degree-granting programs in education, business and economics, film, the performing arts, the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology. In all of these areas, Chapman strives to make the university experience a time when students can actively work toward achieving and surpassing the goals they have set for themselves, instead of waiting until after college to begin reaching for their dreams.

The personalized learning approach at Chapman allows students to gain experience in their areas of concentration while they complete undergraduate degrees and prepare for graduate programs. Students are given opportunities to engage in faculty-mentored research in state-of-the art labs, design their own experiential learning projects, or explore service learning opportunities. All students are encouraged to take advantage of study abroad programs, internships and other experiences that allow for meaningful interaction in the business and academic worlds. These unique opportunities foster interdisciplinary learning as well, so science students can enrich their education with liberal arts experience, or business students can venture into the social sciences or film.

Instead of trudging through a typical undergraduate program and putting their futures on hold until after they've obtained a degree, Chapman students begin DayOne to realize their own visions of themselves.

Integrated Student Life Allows Students to Pursue Activities While Preparing for Their Careers

Students choose Chapman University because they want a unique environment in which to begin to pursue their careers and develop personally as well as academically. It is important that students have the chance to work toward these goals both in and out of the classroom, which is why Chapman is devoted to enriching student life in a way that allows students the maximum possible opportunities for success.

Through events, activities, and sponsored student organizations, Chapman focuses on co-curricular learning experiences. The university's many student organizations (more than 90 at last count) help build community and identity. In addition, Chapman creates student civic engagement activities that allow students to develop a relationship with the surrounding community and experience first-hand the satisfaction of community service.

Student life at Chapman University is not just a series of activities -- it's really living. Combined with opportunities for pre-professional career development and participation in student government, Chapman offers an uncommon variety of hands-on opportunities. It is the integration of these opportunities that makes Chapman undeniably different. Students who participate in a variety of activities and student organizations get a well-rounded, complete college experience at Chapman, not a fractured experience. This is because the university is dedicated to helping students define their identities and develop their interests along with their leadership and professional skills.

Potential students are encouraged to contact Chapman or its admissions page for more information on applying.


Location & Contact

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
USA

Ms.Marcela Mejia-Martinez

Director of Admission

Phone: 714-997-6711
Fax: 714-997-6713
Email: admit@chapman.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Conducting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied11,750
    • Accepted5,253
    • Acceptance Rate44%
    • Enrolled6,005
    • Female Applicants7,352
    • Females Accepted3,280
    • Female Acceptance Rate44%
    • Male Applicants4,398
    • Males Accepted1,973
    • Male Acceptance Rate44%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Audition required for music, dance, and theatre majors. Portfolio required for art and film majors. Supplemental application required for all talent-based majors
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.68
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 15th April 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 597 550 640
    • SAT Math 612 570 660
    • SAT Writing 611 560 650
    • ACT Composite 27 24 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,710
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,710
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$683.00
    • Room and board *$12,954.00
    • Room only *$8,738.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,005
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.33%
    • Black or African American1.62%
    • White or Caucasian59.78%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.3%
    • Asian9.81%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.24%
    • Two or more races5.86%
    • Unknown4.26%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.8% representing 59 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students26% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 32%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Gamma Beta Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Public Relations Student Society of America, Black Student Union, Disciples on Campus
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other full safety education program

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty841
    • Full-time Percentage47%
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 6,712 students to 472 faculty


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