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Chances of getting into Chapman University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.7%
Admission Difficulty for Chapman University
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Chapman and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,943 out of 14,273 applicants were admitted making Chapman 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Chapman SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1380
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 700
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1290

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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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chapman University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >68%
1285 to 1380 Avg + 56%-68%
1190 to 1285 Avg - 43%-56%
1095 to 1190 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1095 Low <31%
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Chapman ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
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 34
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Chapman 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chapman University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Chapman University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >68%
28 to 31 Avg + 56%-68%
25 to 28 Avg - 43%-56%
22 to 25 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 22 Low <31%
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Chapman GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Chapman University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Chapman. 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 accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Chapman University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

93% of Chapman University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Chapman University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 48%
Top 25% of class 93%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Chapman University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,764 5,509 14,273
Accepted 4,974 2,969 7,943
Acceptance Rate 57% 54% 56%
Enrolled 1,104 664 1,768
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 22% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Chapman University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Chapman University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Chapman University?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Chapman. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Chapman University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1380. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Chapman University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.