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Chapman University
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  • 4 Year
  • ORANGE, CA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

ONE UNIVERSITY DR
ORANGE, CA 92866
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Chapman University

Chapman's personalized education gives each student a unique opportunity to become an original thinker who rises to the world’s challenges. We’re here to make something: films, business models, lines of code—to bring them to life and deliver them to the world.

Our inclusive, empowering community fosters creative thinking and expression of all perspectives. Chapman’s campus is the perfect size—not too big, not too small—allowing for effective, innovative programs to be a focal point of our institution. We work to connect students to faculty and the community to keep students engaged in the larger world.

We're here to see what we can do. So when we have finally reached where we've worked so hard to be, we'll have every experience at Chapman inside us. Every person we found inspirational behind us. Every lesson we learned within us.

And everything we will become in front of us.

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Chapman University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1210-1410
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,451 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,614 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 122 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 150 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 150 responses

Majors

Fowler School of Engineering

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Chapman’s commitment to fostering innovation is embodied in the newly created Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. Here researchers, teachers, students — all scholars, builders, and dreamers — come together to rethink the boundaries between academic disciplines and tackling problems of economic, intellectual, and social impact.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,156 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
558
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 101 responses
  • Driven
    25%
  • Involved
    20%
  • Focused
    13%
  • Entitled
    8%
  • Shallow
    8%
  • Gorgeous
    7%
  • Powerful
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
43%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 191 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 214 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 108 responses
  • Community
    24%
  • Awesome.
    19%
  • Community but every man for himself
    14%
  • Interdisciplinary
    9%
  • Dedicated
    6%
  • Sheltered
    6%
  • Pretentious
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 75 responses

Chapman University Reviews

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