The acceptance rate at Chapman is 58%. It ranks #36 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Chapman is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 8,303 out of 14,252 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1170/1350 ACT 25/30). Chapman University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.8. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Chapman application fee is $70 and applications are due by Mar 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Chapman University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 69% of students submitted SAT scores and 44% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1260
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Chapman University?
Chapman University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. Chapman ranks #21 in California and #155 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|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||33|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27
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 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in California and #169 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Chapman University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Chapman University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Chapman. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Chapman University was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 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 58% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
71% 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||30%|
|Top 25% of class||71%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||20%||19%|
Applicants have 156 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
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?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|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.
58% 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 1170 and 1350. 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.