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Chapman University

Orange, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About Chapman University


Chapman University, located in sunny Orange, California, is a private institution known for its blend of liberal arts and professional programs. Its diverse academic offerings, led by a dedicated faculty, foster a robust learning environment where students can pursue their passions. Chapman's vibrant campus life, featuring a range of cultural, athletic, and social activities, ensures a well-rounded college experience. The university's commitment to personalized education, coupled with extensive research and creative opportunities, empowers students to thrive. With its stunning campus and supportive community, Chapman University cultivates innovators and leaders ready to make a difference.

From Chapman: 

Chapman University provides personalized and interdisciplinary educational experiences to highly qualified students. We offer more than 110 areas of study—options for nearly every interest and passion. We invite you to learn more and discover what’s possible here.

Did You Know? 

Chapman's campus includes the historic Marion Knott Studios, a state-of-the-art facility for film and media arts students. The Studios were designed to mimic a real Hollywood studio, complete with sound stages, editing suites, and a screening theater. This facility helps students gain hands-on experience in film production, preparing them for successful careers in the industry. Additionally, Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is consistently ranked as one of the top film schools in the nation, attracting students from around the globe.

Chapman University is a private, religious institution in the suburb of Orange, California. Chapman University was founded in 1861. The college currently enrolls around 9,991 students per year, including 7,714 undergraduate students.

Chapman University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Chapman University. In 2022, Chapman University accepted 60% of applicants. In 2022, 9,115 out of 15,098 total applicants were accepted.

Chapman University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 48%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 73%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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Chapman University is locatedin the town of Orange, California, in Los Angeles.

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College Info

Chapman University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Chapman University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Chapman University is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Chapman University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1223 - 1400


Math SAT Range

600 - 710


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1400 and Above


1223 to 1400


1223 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Chapman University students is 1307. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Chapman University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1223 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1223 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Chapman University.

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Wondering what life at Chapman University is like? There are approximately 9,991 students enrolled at Chapman University, including 7,714 undergraduate students and 2,277 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from CA and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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