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Chapman University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

54%
Admission Difficulty for Chapman University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Chapman University? The school has a 54% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,927 out of 12,821 applicants were admitted making Chapman University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Chapman University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1180-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Chapman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Chapman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chapman University?

Chapman University typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chapman University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >67%
1270 to 1360 Avg + 54%-67%
1180 to 1270 Avg - 41%-54%
1090 to 1180 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1090 Low <29%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for Chapman University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Chapman University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Chapman University?

Admission data indicates that Chapman University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. 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. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chapman University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Chapman University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >69%
27 to 30 Avg + 54%-69%
25 to 27 Avg - 43%-54%
23 to 25 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 23 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.68
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Chapman University accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Chapman University students
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 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Chapman University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,097 4,724 12,821
Accepted 4,421 2,506 6,927
Acceptance Rate 55% 53% 54%
Enrolled 929 563 1,492
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 22%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

Chapman University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Chapman University
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.