Chapman University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
NCAA Division III (with football)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Chapman University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.116 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management381 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production162 Graduates
Corporate Communications122 Graduates
Creative Writing65 Graduates
Public Relations63 Graduates
Political Science and Government60 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science53 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.161 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.184 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses
Chapman University Reviews
Just like the white buildings, and immaculately pedicured campus, this college is somewhat of a facade. Admissions is good but the rest of the administration sucks and always gives out misinformation; it's so difficult to find answers. Their website pages are incomplete. Housing personnel are super incompetent. Stairways and hallways are filthy. Moving into the dorms was horrific, poorly managed; we missed orientation events because it was on the same day as move-in! Bring vodka so you can relax at the end of the move-in day, since there is only one parking elevator for thousands of people moving into the dorms. Oh, no wonder: the housing director is a philosophy major. I had high hopes that this was the next USC but with management so poor, I doubt it will improve unless they fire everyone and rehire competent people. I do like the students here, however; people are nice and friendly.
Chapman has a beautiful campus, top of the line academics and a great community! It has a small school feel without being isolated. Everyone works together to make it a great community. It doesn't feel super competitive like a lot of other schools. There are a lot of resources as far as financial aid and other opportunities. The town itself is built completely around the school so that the outlying community is very college-friendly. Although it is Christian-based, all faiths are welcome with open arms and encouraged to apply. The campus has a very safe, secure feeling to it and the campus is also easy to navigate and isn't overwhelmingly large. Due to its location and notable alumni, there is always something going on at Chapman and everyone can find something to suit his or her likes.
I love Chapman! I've had an excellent experience so far and am thrilled that I chose this university. I love the small class sizes and the relationships that you are able to form with your professors. I also love the atmosphere of the school, and the fact that you can see people you know all the time. It's also great that you can always find a place to fit in. There's something for everyone if you seek it out. Additionally, I have been blessed with fantastic work and internship opportunities from this school, which are extremely valuable. However, athletics are not a huge priority for the school, which is slightly a bummer. I am an athlete at Chapman and I would definitely love to see more student support of athletics. What's great is that the student athletes and athletic directors have been very proactive about this. They are working hard to draw more support for all teams and make athletics more inclusive. Overall, Chapman is an excellent university and I am proud to be a student!