Chapman University's Schmid Gate at the Orange campus.
About Chapman

» Our Home: Where the Heart Is

Sunny Orange County, California isn’t just a travel destination. Whether you're a scientist or a screenwriter, Chapman University’s close proximity to industry leaders will propel you and jumpstart your career.

Drawing on the entrepreneurial spirit of the West Coast, our proximity to Los Angeles helps our students land internships, job prospects and other opportunities with industry leading organizations. And to top it all off, Orange County is consistently featured as one of the most visited places in the country. Enjoy world famous theme parks like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, or visit beautiful beaches just 20 minutes away from campus.

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Explore Orange County

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Explore Southern California

With so much to do in Southern California, why not hop on a train and visit somewhere nearby?

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Take a Self-Guided Tour of our Orange Campus

Virtually explore Chapman in this student-led tour through our Orange Campus. You'll be able to visit classrooms, hang-out spots, our residence life area and much more!

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10 Things to do In and Around Orange
Looking for things to do near Chapman's Orange campus? Look no further! Here are some of our favorite destinations and fun things to do right by the Chapman campus.

Take a Self-Guided Tour of our Rinker Health Science Campus

Our Rinker Campus is located in Irvine and is the home to graduate programs in our Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences as well as our School of Pharmacy. You'll be able to see the cutting-edge class and lab space for our graduate students!

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Students walk on the sunny campus at Chapman Universe in California.

Quick Facts

  • Orange County is the 12th largest economy in the U.S.
  • We have approximately 278 sunny days per year
  • Winters are prime time for fruit harvesting in the area
  • Surf and snowboard in the same day