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Chapman University
Orange, CA
Chapman is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1861, it gained university status in 1991. Its 40-acre campus is located in Orange, 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,410
   Women 3,877 (60.5%)
   Men 2,533 (39.5%)
Graduate Students 2,132
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 54% of 12,821 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.71 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 604 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 601 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,638
  Tuition and Fees $48,710
  Room and Board $14,368
Average Percent of Need Met 72%
Average Freshman Award $31,342
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 417
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Orange Population 139,419
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Panthers
Sororities 40% of women participate
Fraternities 22% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.6% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.1% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 56 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 64.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported