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.

Website: www.chapman.edu/

Private
Co-ed
7,020
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 4,234 Women
(39.7%) 2,786 Men
2,372
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 13,170 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.72
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
637 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,182
Tuition and Fees
$52,724
Room and Board
$15,828
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$30,257
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,374
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
489
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Orange Population
139,419
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
48% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.2% Asian
1.8% Black/African-American
15.7% Hispanic/Latino
7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.8% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students
3.7% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 2 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One University Drive
City, State, Zip
Orange, CA 92866
Phone
(714) 997-6711
Fax
(714) 997-6713
E-mail
admit@chapman.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 10

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music, dance, and theatre majors; portfolio for art and film majors; supplemental application for all talent-based majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 13,170 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 8,064 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 5,106 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,087 (28%) of 7,539 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,249 (26%) of 4,714 admitted students enrolled
Men
838 (30%) of 2,825 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.72
3.75 and Above
51%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
637 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
17%
Score of 600 - 700
60%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
26%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
12%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 37%
Top quarter: 78%
Top half: 95%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,182
Tuition and Fees
$52,724
Room and Board
$15,828
Books and Supplies
$1,560
Other Expenses
$3,070
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001164
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,244 (75.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,012 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,012 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
186 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$30,257
Need-Based Gift
Received by 950 (91.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,156
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 833 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,996
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 755 (72.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
183 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,542

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,208 (64.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,711 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,706 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
491 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$34,629
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,411 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,322
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,273 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,555
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,600 (69.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
394 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,454

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,374
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
3,853
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
263
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
275
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,874
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Conducting
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Administration
  • History, General
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
489
Part-Time Faculty
600
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 68% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
426,348
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Environmental Law
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Law
  • Nutrition
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Environmental Law
  • Law
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Taxation

Location and Setting


Orange Population
139,419
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
78 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Orange
Nearest Train Station
Orange

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
67%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
full safety education program

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panthers
School Colors
Cardinal and grey

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
48% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
7,020
Women
4,234 (60.3%)
Men
2,786 (39.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,515
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.2% Asian
1.8% Black/African-American
15.7% Hispanic/Latino
7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.8% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.7% from 57 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,372

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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