Valedictorians. Feature filmmakers. A Nobel laureate. Inspired students from more than 60 countries. And visionaries who want an education that asks these individuals to connect the dots between disciplines and their humanity in order to create meaningful, character-driven lives. That’s who comes to Chapman University. That's the Chapman Family.
The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction
that leads to inquiring, ethical, and productive lives as global citizens.
Located in the city of Orange in sunny Southern California, Chapman University is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 8,305 students*. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops of Orange’s Historic Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city. Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, our location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert.
Our comprehensive and personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries from all over the world. We have students from 49 states, the U.S. territories and more than 60 different countries*.
Our diverse student body combined with our small classes make it possible for you to connect across borders and backgrounds, opening your experience to different cultures and ways of viewing the world.
We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.
Not only do we strive to connect academic areas of inquiry through interdisciplinary study, we also work to connect students to faculty and the University to the community, so that your education is personal, relevant and engaged in the larger world.
* Data from CIRO