Chapman

Chapman University

1 University Dr, Orange, United States
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  • Total Documents
    32
  • Class Notes
    23
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    5
  • Currently Enrolled
    11
  • Previously Enrolled
    2

Overview of Chapman University (Chapman)

About this school

Chapman is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1861, it gained university status in 1991. Its 40-acre campus is located in Orange, 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,020
    • Men:2,786 (39.7%)
    • Women:4,234 (60.3%)

Location

Admission Information (Chapman)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Chapman University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
2
4
Mathematics
2
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Drive
City, State, Zip
Orange, CA  92866
Phone
(714) 997-6711
Fax
(714) 997-6713
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 10

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music, dance, and theatre majors; portfolio for art and film majors; supplemental application for all talent-based majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 10,170 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 5,064 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 5,106 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,087 (28%) of 7,539 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,249 (26%) of 4,714 admitted students enrolled
Men
838 (30%) of 2,825 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.72
375 And Above
51%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
633 average |590-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
52%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
637 average |600-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
17%
• Score 600 - 700
60%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
26%
• Score 24 - 29
61%
• Score 18 - 23
12%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Chapman)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,724 (72.04503839742013%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,828 (21.628269246536032%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,560 (2.1316717225547266%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,070 (4.19502063348911%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Chapman University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001164
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,142 (75.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
911 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
911 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
164 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$35,342
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 832 (91.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,928
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 770 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,942
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 660 (72.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
188 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,066

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,944 (64.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,458 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,444 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
411 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$32,620
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,107 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,989
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,113 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,774
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,385 (69.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
385 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,916

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,926
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,847

Academics & Instruction (Chapman)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


489

Part-Time Faculty


600

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 68% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
426,348

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Chapman University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


69.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


76.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.0%

Programs & Majors (Chapman)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Conducting
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Administration
  • History, General
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (30)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computational Sciences
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Disability Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Law
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Health Communication
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Writing

Campus Life (Chapman)

Location & Geography

Population


139,419

Nearest Metropolitan Area


78 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Orange
Nearest Train Station
Orange

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panthers
School Colors
Cardinal and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Chapman University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


48% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,515

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,020
Women
4,234
Men
2,786

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.2% Asian
  • 1.8% Black/African-American
  • 15.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.8% White
  • 6.0% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 57 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,372

Student Resources (Chapman)

Study resources