Chapman University

1,942 reviews
  1. Orange, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.116 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 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 66 responses
Report
  • Driven
    30%
  • Involved
    18%
  • Focused
    14%
  • Shallow
    9%
  • Gorgeous
    8%
  • Powerful
    8%
  • Highly creative and intellectual
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.155 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.178 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Community
    26%
  • Awesome.
    19%
  • Community but every man for himself
    14%
  • Interdisciplinary
    11%
  • Sheltered
    6%
  • Dedicated
    6%
  • Pretentious
    4%

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.72 responses

Reviews

1,942 reviews
  • Excellent
    322
  • Very Good
    773
  • Average
    639
  • Poor
    155
  • Terrible
    53
There are a lot of great things about Chapman University. There are a lot of activities to do around campus and everyone is really kind. The classes are small and even the professors in larger classes really take it to an individual level and enjoy questions to make sure everyone is on the same page. The dorms are really great, you don't have to worry about walking down the hall to use the bathroom! The weather is also great, and even when it's getting a little too hot, you can always turn your air conditioning on. Some things I would change about Chapman is their food options because they're not very healthy.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I am currently a first-year undergrad student and there isn't a day that goes by that I am not blown away by this school. Sure, it's on the smaller side but I meet someone new everyday. The layout is perfect and I never have to run to class since everything is basically together. I really enjoy the sense of community that the school provides, especially since I am an out of state student. The only thing that I would change/improve would be the student parking situation, which says a lot! This place is a SoCal gem and I believe it is one of the most up and coming schools out there.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
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