Chapman University

1,957 reviews
  1. Orange, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Chapman University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866

Chapman University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Range
1110-1290
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$35,258/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,423/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,354/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,600/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,480/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,004Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Driven
    28%
  • Focused
    25%
  • Shallow
    15%
  • Powerful
    10%
  • In a league their own!
    8%
  • Involved
    8%
  • Gorgeous
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.131 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.154 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Community
    25%
  • Awesome.
    22%
  • Community but every man for himself
    17%
  • Sheltered
    11%
  • Dedicated
    11%
  • A lot of poseurs
    6%
  • Pretentious
    6%

After Chapman University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

Reviews

1,957 reviews
  • Excellent
    315
  • Very Good
    772
  • Average
    639
  • Poor
    155
  • Terrible
    53
Great academics and professors and beautiful campus. The social scene revolves around partying, and if you don't get involved in clubs within the first few weeks it is difficult to do so after.
  • Freshman
  • 22 hours ago
I like how close I can get to my professor because of the small class size. I like how this school has many activities for students to participate. I like how professional the professors are. I like how smart the students are. I do not like parties going on at residence hall.
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The people are nice and the food is great. The classes are challenging and the perfect size and the community is active and beautiful. The athletics aren't too demanding and still great and the coaches care about their players. I feel welcomed and loved here.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 days ago