Chapman University


Join our vibrant intellectual community of undergraduate makers and doers.

  • 1790 projected first-year 2021 fall enrollment

  • 3.84 average GPA for admitted fall first years

  • 86% first-year students receive financial aid

  • 18% first-generation students among incoming class

  • 400 projected transfer fall 2021 enrollment

At Chapman, you'll discover there's an energy that runs through everything and everyone.

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Here to make an impact.

Ranked #125 out of 399 top-tier universities in the country according to U.S. News & World Report, Chapman offers students personalized educational opportunities and a world-class faculty. And since Chapman is also one of the Top 50 Schools for Best Undergraduate Teaching, our students get more from all we have to offer.

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Explore passionately.

At Chapman, research isn’t just an idea, it’s a way of life. As an R2 research institute, the University supports diverse programs, projects and centers with over $14M in annual research funding. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, collaborative work environments and unparalleled experience solving real-world problems.

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Begin something remarkable.

From your first day at Chapman, you’ll work alongside faculty to reach your goals. Whatever your passion, you’ll find professors ready to guide you along your path. From dynamic classes with other creative students, to hands-on learning experiences where you’ll discover your own potential, opportunity is waiting. 

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Here to Go Further.

Take the next step in your journey towards mastery. Explore Chapman University’s Graduate Programs.

In our labs and our classrooms, big ideas are born.

Chapman Forward

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.”

View Chapman Forward Magazine Online »

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Chapman University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or any other category protected by law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other university-administered programs.