See what students say:


With its “small school” setting and So-Cal vibe, it’s easy to see why students are charmed by Chapman. The university “truly emphasizes personal growth, campus involvement, and global citizenship,” factors that undergrads here appreciate. There’s also “great technology available” and a “gorgeous campus” to boot. Even better, “research and internship [opportunities]” abound. Chapman students also tend to rave about their “very engaging” professors, who make a concerted effort to “explain complex concepts in an understandable way.” As a health sciences major shares, “These teachers aren’t out to get you—they challenge you academically but are willing to help you if you’re stuck or confused.” It’s quite obvious that “they’re very dedicated and interested in the subject matters that they teach.” Most importantly, they strive “to build meaningful relationships with students.” And a biochemistry major boasts, “They offer so much help outside of the classroom and want to see you succeed. My overall academic experience has been wonderful.”

Student Body

Chapman undergrads describe their peers as “kind, respectful, artistic, intelligent, and adventurous.” A few suggest that the student body also leans toward the “affluent,” “attractive,” and “conservative,” but note that for the most part, the campus is “accepting [of] diversity” and comes together around their common “driven” personalities. As such, Chapman avoids cutthroat competition, and instead is filled with students who “love to work together to understand the subject material.” One major notes that “The mood of the student body is very collaborative. Everyone wants to socialize and be friendly and meet new people.” As a sociology major puts it, “No matter what the interest is, whether... Greek life, community service, their major, or even their social life, [students here] are motivated to succeed in their endeavors.”

Campus Life

It’s nearly impossible to not lead a “full and engaging” life here at Chapman. After all, there’s so many different things to do. To begin with, “the main campus provides concerts, plays, musical performances, art showings, and lectures, which are generally free for students.” Additionally, “Dodge Film School has movie screenings...sometimes of movies that haven’t come out yet.” Chapman hosts plenty of “cool events like ‘Yoga on the Lawn,’ a winter festival or a chili cook off” as well. And we’re also told that there’s “a very large Greek presence.” In fact, some undergrads insist that “Greek life can be instrumental in finding your group of friends.” When the weekend rolls around, “there are usually house parties or people go to the local bars.” However, many undergrads do complain that the parties tend to get shut down fairly early. Not surprisingly, students love attending school in Southern California. Chapman itself is located “right next to [Old Towne] Orange, which has many shops and restaurants where students love to walk around.” Beyond that, “you can go to Disney, the beach, the Angels stadium, Los Angeles, San Diego, or wherever else tickles your fancy.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Armen Sarkisian
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Office of Admissions
1 University Dr
Orange, CA 92866



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Marion Knott Film Studios
Musco Center for the Arts
Liberty Plaza
All-Faiths Chapel
Leatherby Libraries

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Towne Orange - Adjacent
Disneyland - 6 miles
Beaches - 15 miles
Mountain resorts - 43 miles
Los Angeles - 35 miles

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: weekdays at 10am and 2pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

weekdays, seasonal

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Chapman's campus is "freeway close". Metro-link train station 2 blocks from campus. Amtrak station 2 miles. John Wayne (Santa Ana - SNA) Airport 8 miles. LA International (LAX) Airport 40 miles

Driving Instructions to Campus
Chapman's campus is two miles east of Interstate 5. Exit Chapman Avenue, go east to Orange Plaza traffic circle, then north on Glassell 1/4 mile to campus.

Local Accommodations
numerous hotel/motel accommodations of all price ranges


Applicants: 15,914
Acceptance Rate: 56%



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