Injured in Iraq, retired Marine Sgt. Juan Valdez is a first-year law student at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. Accompanied by his service dog Tank, the 34-year-old father of four says he wants to become an attorney because “I like standing up for people.”
1650 first years enrolled
3.8 admitted first year average GPA
1319 admitted first year average SAT
400 transfers enrolled
3.39 admitted transfer average GPA
Inside the walls of our university you will find dynamic classes with creative students and faculty ready to work hand-in-hand. Get your hands dirty from day one. Pick up a camera, put on your lab coat, or begin your first novel. Chapman allows you the opportunity to work alongside your professors from the beginning.
Our faculty graduated from the same prestigious schools as their colleagues at other world-class universities. They do the same caliber of research. They speak at the same international conferences. They get interviewed on national television, write textbooks, and garner national awards. The only difference from their colleagues is that our faculty know their students by name.
Being connected with a dedicated, resourceful, and innovative network is one of the most important aspects of attending a university. Chapman cultivates an environment of family, so when you're in the "real world" a friend is just around the corner. Panther Pride is with you for a lifetime.
From documentary film to environmental science, research is on the rise at Chapman. Reflecting the growth in transformative projects and our world-class facilities, the University has launched a new research publication called Chapman Forward. In the inaugural issue, you’ll find stories on diverse subjects such as changes in natural ecosystems, maternal and child health, and studies of extremist groups and terrorism.
“This is an exciting time,” says Thomas Piechota, vice president for research, “and we invite you along for the journey.”