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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Applicants

» Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Applicants

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to providing the best education to all students. This is because diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

With this in mind, we hope you can use the resources below throughout the application process and preparing for your college experience.

Applicants of color

Learn about resources available to you as an applicant of color, as well as details on the campus community and support services at Chapman.

Chapman en Español
If you or your family members prefer to learn about Chapman in Spanish, check out our Spanish-language website!

Chapman Chats: DEI: Where we are and where we are going

On this special episode of Chapman Chats, we sit down with our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Hear from Dr. Reg Chhen Stewart, Dr. Gabriela Castaneda, Misty Levingston, and Dr. Kevin Nguyen-Stockbridge regarding their roles on campus and Chapman's growth.


of incoming class identify as students of color


increase in Latinx student population over 5 years


increase in Black student population over 5 years


countries represented in the student body


of Chapman undergraduates are first-generation


average need-based financial aid award

Applicants from overseas

Coming to Chapman from another country, or across the Pacific Ocean? Learn more about resources and how to apply:

International Applicants

Applicants from Hawaii

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We want to make a Chapman education possible for all qualified students. To accomplish this, we offer merit aid, need-based aid, and a number of mission-driven awards.

These awards help us create a diverse campus community by providing access and resources to students who are underrepresented in higher education or socioeconomic status.

You can find a list of our mission-driven awards—and which ones you might qualify for—on the Mission-Driven Awards page.

Religious applicants

Chapman welcomes and supports students from a diverse array of religious traditions. You can find some resources for applicants from select groups below:

Christian Applicants

Jewish Applicants

Muslim Applicants

Take a tour of the Fish Interfaith Center

Our Fish Interfaith Center provides support for specific religious traditions, mindfulness, meditation, or simply spiritual exploration.

Launch Fish Interfaith Center Tour

Additional resources

You can find additional resources for applicants who are:

I Am Chapman
The I Am Chapman campaign explores and affirms the different identities reflected in the Chapman University student population.

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Still have questions about the Chapman experience? Our student ambassadors are here to help. Feel free to reach out!

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Call us: (714) 997-6711

Text us: (714) 942-5474

Send your documents:
Chapman University
Attn: Office of Admission
One University Drive 
Orange, CA 92866

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