Chapman University

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School Overview

Champan University is a private, four-year, non-profit university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is affiliate with a protestant christian denomination (Disciples of Christ). Chapman University offer students a unique mix of professional and liberal arts degrees and programs. The university has seven academic schools and colleges which include the following:

  • Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
  • Schmid College of Science
  • College of Performing Arts
  • School of Law
  • College of Educational Studies

The university has an average annual enrollment of about 6,000 students and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

(714) 997-6711

(888) 282-7759

Fax: (714) 997-6713



Contact: Michael Drummy

Assistant Vice President and Chief Admission Officer
Main Address

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

(714) 997-6815

www.chapman.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,293

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 965

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,264

Graduate enrollment: 1,289

Setting

Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 50%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 86%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $32,622 $34,716 $36,764 $38,524 +4.79%
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,200 $1,300 +8.33%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,880 $11,315 $12,832 $12,957 +0.97%
Other $2,192 $1,900 $2,000 $1,900 -5.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $10,117 $10,035 $10,816 $10,843 +0.25%
Other $3,270 $3,338 $3,508 $3,388 -3.42%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $47,794 $49,031 $52,796 $54,681 +3.57%
In-state Off Campus $47,109 $49,189 $52,288 $54,055 +3.38%
In-state with Family $33,722 $35,816 $37,964 $39,824 +4.90%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $18,764
In-state Student Fees $524
Out-of-state Tuition $18,764
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $524

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 797 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 764 80% $15,043,264 $19,690
• Federal grants 122 13% $760,118 $6,230
• Pell grants 122 13% $453,118 $3,714
• Other federal grants 116 12% $307,000 $2,647
State and local government grant or scholarships 123 13% $1,153,299 $9,376
Institutional scholarships or grants 761 79% $13,129,847 $17,253
Student loan financial aid 514 53% $3,093,842 $6,019
• Federal student loans 499 52% $2,727,018 $5,465
• Other student loans 127 13% $366,824 $2,888

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1061 431 217
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 28
Biology/biological Sciences, General 17
Exercise Physiology 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 287 122
Accounting 37
Business Administration and Management, General 217 122
Business/managerial Economics 14
Organizational Behavior Studies 19
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 162 5
Broadcast Journalism 22
Health Communication 5
Mass Communication/media Studies 1
Organizational Communication, General 1
Public Relations/image Management 71
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 67
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Computer Science 7
Education 10 96 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 17
Curriculum and Instruction 16 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 20
Music Teacher Education 10
Reading Teacher Education 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 8
Special Education and Teaching, General 24
English Language and Literature/letters 54 26
Creative Writing 14 12
English Language and Literature, General 40 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
French Language and Literature 4
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 19 20 40
Athletic Training/trainer 17
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling 20
Music Therapy/therapist 2
Physical Therapy/therapist 40
History 21
American History (united States) 11
European History 10
Human Services, General 8
Social Work 8
Legal Studies, General 19 173
Law 173
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 14
Tax Law/taxation 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 24
Mathematics and Statistics 8
Mathematics, General 8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 10 14
Biopsychology
Nutrition Sciences 14
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 10
Physical Sciences 5
Chemistry, General 5
Psychology 60 36 1
Psychology, General 60
School Psychology 36 1
Social Sciences 59 3
Criminology 2
Economics, Other 3
Political Science and Government, General 33
Social Sciences, General
Sociology 24
Visual and Performing Arts 288 90
Acting 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9
Art/art Studies, General 6
Cinematography and Film/video Production 124 47
Conducting
Dance, General 20
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 42
Film/cinema/video Studies 8 12
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other 16
Fine/studio Arts, General 3
Graphic Design 19
Keyboard Instruments
Music Performance, General 7
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, General 4
Playwriting and Screenwriting 33 15
Voice and Opera 11
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Conducting B
Music Theory/Composition B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Services Administration B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Chapman University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (714) 997-6815
Website: https://www.chapman.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/applynow.aspx
Address: One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,608
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 79%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,556 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $52,724
Out-of-state Tuition: $52,724
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,559

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Chapman University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Chapman University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 41
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 263
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 141
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 5
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 141
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 41
Visual and Performing Arts 154
Grand total 154306

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Chapman University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $52,724
Out-of-state $52,724
Books and supplies $1,560

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $31,412
Out-of-state $31,412

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,474 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,407 84% $27,559
Student loan aid 1,062 63% $7,264

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,437 81% $24,669
Federal student loans 3,470 51% $6,586

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Chapman University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Chapman University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,198 5,556 8,642
Percent admitted 100% 51% 55%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 11% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Chapman University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 9,608
Undergraduate enrollment 7,281
Graduate enrollment 2,327

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Chapman University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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