Chapman University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Orange, CA

$56,830

Avg tuition

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About Chapman University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Chapman University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Orange, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,404, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. The university offers 65 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 80%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $56,830.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

58% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

85% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

80% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1170-1350

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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10k

Students enrolled

76%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

47%

Hispanic

17%

Asian

16%

Two or more races

7%

Unknown

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

18% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $56,830 $56,830
Graduate $35,105 $35,105

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,600
On-campus room and board $16,138
On-campus other expenses $3,320
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,430
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,570
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,570

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $77,888 $77,888
Off-campus without family $75,430 $75,430
Off-campus with family $63,000 $63,000

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

72%

State Grant Aid

15%

Institution Grant Aid

85%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,017
State Grant Aid $8,952
Institution Grant Aid $26,730
Pell Grant Aid $4,752

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.