• Admission Counselor Nicole Arvanaghi
Undergraduate Admission

Meet Your Counselor: Nicole Arvanaghi

» Nicole Arvanaghi

Admission Counselor


Nicole's bio

Nicole graduated from Chapman in 2021 as a Sociology major with a minor in Women’s Studies. During her undergrad experience, Nicole worked in the Office of Admission as a tour guide, was a part of Greek Life, held an internship with Girl’s Inc., served as an Orientation Leader and did a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. She is excited to continue working at Chapman and help students navigate the next steps in their admission process!

Advice from Nicole

I know this process can be stressful and overwhelming. Try your best to stay grounded and remain true to who you are! We want to see your personality and passion through your application. Don’t be afraid to show us what makes you unique!

Favorite spot on campus

I could sit in the piazza for hours just people-watching! I love how you can feel the energy on campus and witness the connections created by the Chapman community. Being there reminds me why I love Chapman so much  plus it never hurts to run into a friendly face!

Best admission memory

I have countless memories with the Admission team and the student tour guides specifically. We were able to build an amazing community of people who not only love Chapman, but also love working together. We quickly became friends, not just coworkers. They are some of my favorite people, and any memory surrounded by them is the best!

Fast Facts

Three words to describe myself: Outgoing, lively, passionate.

Favorite subjects: Sociology and English.

Role model:  My Mom :)

Favorite musical performer/band/composer: The 1975 (also love a good Taylor Swift bop).

Most prized possessions:  My great-great grandmother’s wedding ring.

Favorite summer activities: Snorkeling and traveling somewhere new.

Book you would read again: The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Best movies of all time: Inception.

Favorite quote: “You’ll never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” - Miriam Adeney.

Dream job: Food critic.