Historic Old Town Orange fountain, colored blue with cars and trees in the background

About Chapman

» Sunny Southern California

Situated in the heart of Orange County, the City of Orange is a safe, mid-sized community known for its historic architecture, perfect weather and Orange Plaza Historic District. From Chapman University, you can walk to the Plaza to shop, grab a coffee and enjoy some great restaurants.

You are also: just 17 miles from the beach. 12 minutes to Disneyland (Chapman offers an online system to purchase passes). And you’re just a Metro-train ride from Los Angeles—the second-largest city in the United States.

Make Southern California your laboratory!

From day one, you can take advantage of Chapman’s Southern California location, which blends the ease of small-city living with access to cultural experiences, internships and job prospects in one of the world’s most exciting metropolises.

Orange County’s natural landscape provides endless opportunities for intellectual and recreational exploration. Whether it’s a bonfire at the beach or the study of desert habitat, Southern California offers access to both marine and mountain experiences.

Whether you’re interested in business, the arts, science or social entrepreneurship, you will find opportunities to learn, acquire skills and build your resume in Southern California.

And, did we mention the surfing?

You’ll come for the academics and Chapman’s unique learning environment, but you’ll stay for the laid back, beachfront, sun soaked lifestyle and all the wonderful things that Southern California has to offer.