Chapman by the Numbers

» Facts & Rankings

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Numbers matter.

Ours are good. 

That's a fact.

Chapman University is proud of what we add up to. From our rankings in well-respected comparatives, to a tally of what our campus and student body has to offer, we are pleased to share with you what we know about ourself and what other people are saying.

Chapman Is:

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A Snapshot of Chapman U

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  • 10,001 students enrolled: 7,656 undergraduate and 2,345 graduate
  • 49 states, territories and 82 countries represented in student population
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 65 bachelor, 57 minor, 17 accelerated and bridge,  53 master, 6 doctoral programs 
  • 1,117 faculty members
  • 50,000+ alumni worldwide

Student Life

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  • 20 percent of students are first generation  
  • 40 percent of students identify as Persons of Color (POC)
  • 175+ student organizations
  • 40:60  male-to-female ratio
  • 92 percent of first-year students live on campus; 89 percent stay on campus during second year
  • 42 percent of students study abroad

Chapman Athletics

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  • 21 intercollegiate teams competing in NCAA Division III
  • 500+ student athletes
  • 3.34 average cumulative GPA of student-athletes
  • 19 regional titles

Fast Facts

  • Location: Orange, California
  • School Colors: Cardinal and grey 
  • Mascot:  Pete the Panther
  • Founded: 1861 as Hesperian College in Woodland, California