#11 Best Private Colleges in California

Chapman University

Orange, California

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Student Population
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Location Orange, California
Online chapman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Chapman University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Orange, California, Chapman University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) faith. In the most recent statistical year 14,273 prospective students applied, and 7,943 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,768 enrolled in the school.  8,598 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,010 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $54,540 plus fees of $384. Chapman is ranked 100 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Chapman is rated within the top 21% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1190/1380
ACT 25/31
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Chapman University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$384
Room and Board $15,518
Budget for Other Expenses$3,070
Total One Year Cost$75,112

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
72% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Chapman University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 27%
Business 24%
Communication 18%
Psychology 7%
Social Sciences 5%

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

Current students may use the Chapman University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.