Chapman University

One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866

About Chapman University

Chapman University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. This institution shows a high number of transfers; at least 20% of entering undergraduates are transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,476
Student Age% Under 2579%
 % 25 and Over21%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time88%
 % Part-time12%
Race/Ethnicity% White59.2%
 % Black2.2%
 % Asian10.0%
 % Latino9.8%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown14.7%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted50%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled29%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT48%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800640 / 800
 SAT Writing560 / 800650 / 800
 SAT Math550 / 800660 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite25 / 3629 / 36
 ACT English24 / 3631
 ACT Writing8 / 129 / 12
 ACT Math24 / 3629 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$38,524
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$38,524
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid83%
 % Undergraduates with Loans53%
 % Undergraduates with Grants80%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,300
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$12,957
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,843
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,900
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,388
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,438

Neighborhood Data for the Orange Area

Median Age35.6
Median Household Income$78,654
Total Population135,582
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.6% 49.4%
 Age 0-951.9%48.1%
 Age 10-1750.6%49.4%
 Age 18-2453.7%46.3%
 Age 25-2953.4%46.6%
 Age 30-3950.7%49.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White61.5%
 % Black1.3%
 % Asian12.3%
 % Latino37.9%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$12,957
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,843
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,371
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5009.7%10.2%0.7%
 $500 to $74910.8%4.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99929.1%13.8%4.9%
 Over $100050.4%72.0%92.5%
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