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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity isn't huge on the Chapman campus, but it's gotten better in the past years. Racial diversity is probably the least common, with the majority of students being white. Chapman is accepting to all races though, so I think this is more of a continuation of the past and will probably increase in the future. Most of Chapman is very privileged, and they like to make it known. However, there are also students that attend on full scholarships and don't fit into that category. They're a much smaller minority, though.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We do not have that many diverse students.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: To be honest, while there are a good number of diverse faces on campus, I still can't help but see a majority. It seems to me that most students are Caucasian or have blonde hair--this is just an honest observation. Diversity is something I really care about, and I'm lucky my group of friends is so diverse, considering this.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: As far as acceptance is concerned, the school and students are very accepting and open to others. However, diversity is regards to racial diversity, it is not very diverse at all. Primarily white/caucasian.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are rich and white but very accepting.

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Emily Esposito
Seattle, Wash.
Public Relations/Advertising & French Language
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The Chapman student body tends to be fairly homogenous. Most students are wealthy, Caucasian, and Christian—but, this doesn't mean they aren't welcoming to students from different backgrounds. There is no discrimination on campus, and students always support one another in raising awareness about different religions, lifestyles, and ethnicities. Students can always find others with similar belief systems by joining any of the cultural and religious clubs on campus. However, many of these clubs don't have a large presence on campus.

There are many international students on campus, most of whom are film majors studying at Dodge College. Most international students are from Europe and tend to stick together, but American students love to meet them and learn about different cultures. The lack of diversity on such a small campus can get tiring sometimes because students often hang out in the same group, but everyone is so open and accepting that it's easy to approach someone new.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 16%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 6%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 75%
Unknown: 7%
Gay Pride
Chapman's Queer Straight Alliance has a large presence on campus and puts on many events throughout the year to bring awareness to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. Some of its most successful events include the Day of Silence and Gay Pride Week. Chapman students are very welcoming to all students and support one another.
Political Activity
For the most part, out-of-state students tend to lean to the left, while Southern Californian students lean to the right. There are two political clubs on campus, the College Democrats and the College Republicans, that inform students during elections and promote political awareness.
Economic Status
Chapman students come from a range of economic backgrounds. Most either receive a large scholarship from Chapman or have their tuition paid by their parents. There is also a handful of students who are supporting themselves while in college. There is little to no value placed on economic standing between students, and it is rarely discussed.
Most Common Religions
The two biggest religions on campus are Judaism and Christianity, specifically Disciples of Christ. Hillel, the Jewish club, hosts weekly Shabbat services and dinners. The Disciples of Christ group puts on many religious activities and services.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Chapman offers a variety of multicultural clubs-examples include the Black Student Union, the Asian Pacific Student Association, International Student Organization, and Pua'ikeana (a Hawaiian club)-but they aren't very involved on campus. They don't put on any campus-wide events, but they sometimes partner up with other clubs to offer support.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 79 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 10% Conservative
  • 28% Moderate
  • 37% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 79 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 14% Conservative
  • 39% Moderate
  • 11% Not sure
  • 30% Liberal
  • 1% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 79 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 78 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 80 responses

  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 5% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 35% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 58% Very accepting.



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