Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB+
Chapman University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
NCAA Division III (with football)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Chapman University Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.116 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management297Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production165Graduates
- Public Relations67Graduates
- Political Science and Government65Graduates
- Foundations of Education59Graduates
- Creative Writing52Graduates
- Managerial Economics50Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.155 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.178 responses
After Chapman University
- Very Good773
The school is in an incredible location in the heart of Orange. It has a college town feel, with many shops, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques just down the street at the Orange Circle. The campus is beautiful with incredible sports fields and a gym that is open to all students. The professors are very knowledgeable in their respective fields, and are always accessible to students. The administration and staff of the university go above and beyond to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for all students. The atmosphere at Chapman is truly unique, rich in its Panther culture, and committed to diversity. The University also does its part toward sustainability and offers ride sharing perks, and has its own shuttle (vans and trollies) for students!
- College Junior
- July 13 2015
It really varies depending on where you live on campus. The freshman dorms are very nice, some of the on campus apartments are fine, but not as nice-they could use some updates. Ammenities are great! Theres a dorm pool, a beach volleyball area, and a basketball court. The cafeteria has great food options; there's something for everyone's diet, no matter if your vegan, gluten free, a vegetarian, have allergies, or don't have any restrictions. The best options for housing would probably be Glass Hall because it's nice and new, but still pretty reasonable. Harris apartments are pretty crummy and so are the North and South Morlan rooms. The freshman dorms (Pralle-Sodaro and Henley) are nice. All of the on campus housing is located on the block across the street from main campus. Cost can vary, it all depends on how many roommates you're willing to have and the dorm/apartment quality itself. Housing process is pretty easy, its an online lottery-like system.
- College Junior
- Mar 26 2015
Chapman University was my top-choice school and if I had the opportunity to choose again, it would remain highest on my list. It's a small campus, which feels safe and welcoming. I never feel alone because on a typical walk to class, I exchange greetings with at least one person I know. The price per semester is somewhat ridiculous and my only concern is the amount of debt I could be in after 4 years. My experience with professors has been great- they are all very passionate and they are very accessible if I need help. Chapman University is unique because of the many outside networking opportunities that students are presented with throughout their time here. Go Panthers!
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago