7,020
Students
Financial aid thermometer
32,620
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Chapman University is a Comprehensive institution located in Orange, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address One University Drive
Orange, CA  92866
United States
Contact Ms. Marcela Mejia-Martinez
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Email: admit@chapman.edu
Phone: 714-997-6711
Fax: 714-997-6713

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Services Administration Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10,170
Applied
7,539
Accepted
7,020
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

5,064
Females Applied
4,714
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,106
Males Applied
2,825
Males Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.72
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music, dance, and theatre majors; portfolio for art and film majors; supplemental application for all talent-based majors

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th
Early decision plan November 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan November 1st January 10th
Transfer February 15th April 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 637 600 680
SAT Math 633 590 680
ACT Composite 27 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,340
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Fees

384
Full-time student fees
15,828
Room & board
10,900
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

32,620
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,342
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
17,745
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,493
Avg. Loan Aid
16,916
Avg. Grant Aid
16,989
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
69%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,020
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.09%
Black or African American 1.74%
White or Caucasian 54.55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 11.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.28%
Two or more races 6.85%
Other 5.73%

Gender

Male (39.69%)
Female (60.31%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 33%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Sizzle and Midnight Breakfast

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
full safety education program

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

1,089
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 489
Part-time - 600
Male - 598
Female - 491