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Chapman University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Chapman University

Chapman University

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Chapman University Description:

Founded in 1861, Chapman University has a rich history. The school first opened its doors on the day Abraham Lincoln took office, and from day one Chapman has admitted women and students of color. Located in the city of Orange in Orange Country, Chapman is about an hour from Los Angeles and an easy drive to both the mountains and beach. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. The university's curriculum blends liberal arts with professional programs, and a majority of undergraduates major in professional fields such as business and communications. In athletics, the Chapman University Panthers compete at the NCAA Division III level.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,570 (5,681 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,573
  • Books: $1,450 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,446
  • Other Expenses: $1,990
  • Total Cost: $59,459

Chapman University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,955
    • Loans: $6,678

Scholarships for Chapman (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Film Production, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Theater

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Chapman University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.chapman.edu/about/

"The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens."

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