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Campus & Student Life at Chapman University

Home to about 7,404 undergraduates in 2020, Chapman is a private university located in Orange, California. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Chapman offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Chapman can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Chapman Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Chapman University is Affiliated With the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Colleges and Universities.

Chapman Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Chapman. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Chapman Disability Services.

Chapman for the Military

While not a "service academy", Chapman does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Chapman Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Chapman for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Chapman University

Chapman offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Chapman University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Chapman University

There were 7,404 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 6,843 (92.4%). Part-time attendance was 561 (7.6%).


Chapman University is Ranked #228 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Chapman receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Chapman #228 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Chapman University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Chapman by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Chapman Diversity Guide.

Chapman University Competes in the NCAA

Chapman has a total of 421 student athletes, 227 men and 194 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,050,500
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,050,500

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Chapman University Athletics

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