|Admission Standards||Very High|
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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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Chapman University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1290|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chapman University?
Chapman University typically prefers 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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
93% of Chapman University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||22%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Chapman University is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to Chapman University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
69% of students submit their SAT scores to Chapman. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.