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Chapman University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Chapman University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,504 out of 13,670 applicants or 48% were admitted making Chapman University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Chapman University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,619 5,051 13,670
Accepted 4,135 2,369 6,504
Acceptance Rate 48% 47% 48%
Enrolled 897 529 1,426
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 22% 22%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Chapman University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Chapman University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chapman University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1200 1380
SAT Reading 610 700
SAT Math 570 670
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >64%
27 to 30 Avg + 48%-64%
25 to 27 Avg - 38%-48%
23 to 25 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 23 Low <28%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >61%
1290 to 1380 Avg + 48%-61%
1200 to 1290 Avg - 35%-48%
1110 to 1200 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1110 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Chapman University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Chapman University was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Chapman University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 47% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 112 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Chapman University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=111948 IPEDS survey data for Chapman University.