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

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

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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