From over 85 countries, students come to Chapman with the same drive. We’re compelled to make things, both individually and collaboratively. We’re here to sculpt new visions, direct feature films, and launch innovative startups.

Drawing on the entrepreneurial spirit of the West Coast, Chapman is ideally located in Orange, California. Here, we have easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beaches, Disneyland, mountains, and deserts.

As a mid-sized private university, we’re home to just over 6,400 undergraduate students. Our size gives us the flexibility to offer experiential learning, form intentional relationships, and connect you meaningfully to the larger world.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Orange, California
  • Campus setting: Suburban 
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 56%
  • Average ACT: 28
  • Average SAT: 1320 (writing not required)
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; History; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid, Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $82,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo

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