Chapman University: Ranking & Review

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1 288 947
Top 6%

Chapman University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%55%58%
Applicants13,1705,1068,064
Admissions7,5392,8254,714
Enrolled undergraduates1,6966671,029
Enrolled total (including graduate students)9,3923,7555,637

48 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores959
Percent of students submitting SAT scores57%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
640
Math
635

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,072
Percent of students submitting ACT scores63%
ACT Composite
27
ACT English
28
ACT Math
26

Chapman University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,464 $69,464
Off-campus $65,698 $65,698
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,910 and other expenses per full academic year.

Chapman University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,958 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $50,210 $50,210
Fees for full-time undergraduates $384 $384
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,560 $1,560
Tuition for Full-time graduates $28,719 $28,719
Fees for full-time graduates $244 $244
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,205 $1,205

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 558 114 672
Visual and Performing Arts 334 82 416
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 185 6 191
Health Professions and Related Programs 47 68 57 172
Legal Professions and Studies 17 149 166
Education 52 84 16 152
Psychology 88 42 2 132
English Language and Literature & Letters 61 24 85
Social Sciences 77 5 82
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 61 61
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 53 53
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 15 28 2 45
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 28 28
History 22 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18 18
Philosophy and Religious Studies 16 16
Mathematics and Statistics 16 16
Natural Resources and Conservation 13 1 14
Physical Sciences 7 7
Engineering 4 4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2 2
Grand Total1,6574712262,354

A total of 1,657 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Chapman University.

At the master's and doctor's level 697 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate79%75%82%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 60%

General info

Alternative namesCU
Founded1861
MottoChrist and Church
Religious affiliationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Mission StatementTo provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.
Colorscardinal, gray
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff1,542
Instructional FTE689
Research FTE8
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.chapman.edu
AddressOne University Dr.
Orange, California, 92866
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone7149976815
Fax+1 (714) 997 6887

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