Chapman University Overview
Chapman University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Orange, California. The city atmosphere of Orange makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Chapman University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Chapman is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Chapman is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Chapman with a bachelor's degree make about $54,500 a year. That's 34% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Chapman student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Chapman University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Chapman has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Chapman.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Chapman has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Chapman University?
Contact details for Chapman are given below.
|Address:||One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866|
How Do I Get Into Chapman?
You can apply to Chapman online at: https://www.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/applynow.aspx
Admission Requirements for Chapman
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Chapman?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.
Average Test Scores
About 57% of students accepted to Chapman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 680.
Can I Afford Chapman University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Chapman, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,264 a year. That adds up to $29,056 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Chapman is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Chapman University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,345 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,046 full-time undergraduates at Chapman, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Chapman University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||117|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,129|
California students aren't the only ones who study at Chapman University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 75 countries are represented at Chapman. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Chapman University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Chapman has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Chapman
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Chapman University was 153.6%. This is the #280 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Chapman regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Chapman University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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