Chapman University

One University Dr., Orange, CA

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Nathan G.
2 months ago
What is the average test scores and GPA of admitted students for Chapman University?
Chapman University
Hi Nathan! Since Chapman is completing its second year as a test optional institution, that is not something we are actively tracking, especially since more than 70% of applicants are not submitting test scores when they apply. As for the GPA requirement, that is a 3.84 weighted GPA.
Adrian S.
2 months ago
How does the one-time tuition waiver work for study abroad?
Chapman University
Hi Adrian! I am not too knowledgeable about the specifics of certain resources for our study abroad programs. I would recommend reaching out to our Center for Global Education here:
Lauren D.
3 months ago
Do many students attend Chapman sporting events?
Chapman University
Hi Lauren! We have quite a community that participates and supports our student athletes. Because there are so many events (athletic and non-athletic) for students to spectate or get involved in, there are certain matches/games/tournaments that may have a lower attendance than others. However, there is a student presence in the stands!
Lauren D.
3 months ago
What are the different meal plans available to Chapman University students?
Chapman University
Hi Lauren! If you are interested in exploring the meal options Chapman has to offer, feel free to look here:
Kali C.
3 months ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Chapman University
Hi Kali! Our most popular applied-to programs are Psychology, Business Administration, Health Sciences and Film Production. Each individual program has their own specific resources to aid students in and outside of the classroom, so it would be difficult to list them all in 550 words. Feel free to look through our website regarding those resources:
Adrian S.
3 months ago
Is greek life a big part of student life at Chapman?
Chapman University
Hi Adrian! Greek life consists of nearly a third of our student body but that is not a result of it being the main source of social interaction for our students. We offer close to 200 clubs and organizations that focus on professional development, community initiatives and leisure. Those that are involved in Greek life are also well involved in other facets of campus. If it is something you would like to join, you are able to do so but it doesn't make up your entire Chapman experience.


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.

Majors offered at Chapman University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Psychology, General

Academics at Chapman University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (54% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Chapman University demographics

48% White
16% Hispanic
15% Asian
7% Multiracial
2% Black
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Student reviews of Chapman University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Good work-study options
Safe campus
Welcoming student body
Zoe Fagundes
Painting and Studio Art
Art + 9 others



Lots of financial aid and tons of on-campus food options, including some for dietary restrictions. Digital Arts students are very welcoming and social. Located near a bustling town with lots of activities and restaurants, as well as Disneyland. Professors teach in a way that helps you prepare for the animation industry post-graduation. Lots of diverse faculty. Student feedback is encouraged and appreciated.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Lots of students disregarded safety measures. If you live off-campus and don’t have a car, get ready to wait up to an hour for the shuttle to show up. The business kids are jerks, but that’s not really a Chapman-specific thing. Sometimes it feels like safety concerns aren’t taken seriously.

Diana Orellana
Pet Care
Health Sciences



It was a smaller university compared to UC schools. A great ratio for student and professor.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Less Parking was available

Emily Veloz
Music + 13 others



I absolutely adore the peace studies and political science departments at Chapman. I feel very supported by both my peers and professors, regardless of the class I'm in.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The diversity on campus can definitely be improved upon. There is a very specific type of "average" student here, and I wish minority communities had more opportunities to feel represented and cared for on campus.

Clare Bastian
Horseback Riding



I love the upper-level professors. They are extremely knowledgeable and know how to teach well.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't love the GE program. The professors aren't always great.

Thaomi Nguyen
Jewelry Making
Food And Eating



Great opportunity for students seeking a major in accounting. Classes are smaller, creating a more intimate and engaging learning experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Social life commuting may be difficult to maintain. Options for food are ok but not as good as they can be.

Esha Qudrat
Hiking And Backpacking



Small class sizes. Ability to get research positions. The faculty are very accommodating. Greek life.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not really anything minus expenses. An how we handled the pandemic.

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