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Chapman University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Chapman University

Chapman University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.6%
Admission Difficulty for Chapman University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Chapman University and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,605 out of 14,198 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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Chapman University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Chapman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Chapman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1280

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

Chapman University typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chapman University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >67%
1280 to 1370 Avg + 54%-67%
1190 to 1280 Avg - 41%-54%
1100 to 1190 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1100 Low <29%
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Chapman University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for Chapman University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Chapman University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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. The school ranks #20 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 44 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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #24 in California for highest average GPA. 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.

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Admission Statistics

Chapman University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,642 5,556 14,198
Accepted 4,773 2,832 7,605
Acceptance Rate 55% 51% 54%
Enrolled 1,044 616 1,660
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 22% 22%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

69% of students submit their SAT scores to Chapman University. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

54% of those who apply are granted admission to Chapman University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1370. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.