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Chapman University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Chapman University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.2%
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 57% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,539 out of 13,170 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 20 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.

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Chapman University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1260-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Chapman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Chapman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1340

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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 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. 57 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Chapman University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >69%
1340 to 1420 Avg + 57%-69%
1260 to 1340 Avg - 44%-57%
1180 to 1260 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1180 Low <31%
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Chapman University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
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 32
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 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 >71%
27 to 30 Avg + 57%-71%
25 to 27 Avg - 46%-57%
23 to 25 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 23 Low <36%
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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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Chapman University accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

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%

Admission Statistics

Chapman University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,064 5,106 13,170
Accepted 4,714 2,825 7,539
Acceptance Rate 58% 55% 57%
Enrolled 1,029 667 1,696
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

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.