Chapman University


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Chapman University


$29,712 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 31

Application fee


Educational Resources


Disciples Collection; UPI Photographs; Charles C. Chapman Book and Bible Collection (1505-1900’s); Chapman University Archives; Chapman Family Papers and Photographs, Nuremberg Chronical (1493, first Latin ed.); personal library and awards of Milton and Rose Friedman; Cinematographer Carl Louis Gregory collection of photographs, movie stills, papers, negatives; Roberta Dale California History Collection; Orange County collection; Albert Schweitzer letters; fine press editions.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 183,336 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,825 current serial subscriptions.
  • 679,266 microforms.
  • 8,950 Audio/Visual items.
  • 6,121 e-books.

Museums & Art

Leatherby Libraries; Guggenheim Art Gallery; Berlin Wall and Liberty Plaza; Partridge Center for Dance; Oliphant Hall (addition to the School of Music); Fish Interfaith Center and Wallace All Faiths Chapel; theater production warehouse; Marion Knott Studios (under construction)



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 543 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 600 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 700 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 50 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 100 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,400 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 37% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 77% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 4% of housing units are Triples.
  • 12% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 5% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 13 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 23% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 92% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Spring Sizzle; International Food Fair; American Celebration; Orientation; Midnight Breakfast
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 56 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Gamma Beta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christians on Campus, Disciples on Campus, Hillel, Latter-Day Saints Student Association, Muslim Student Union, Refuge, Catholic Newman Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Pacific Student Association, Black Student Union, Asian Chapman Feminists, Hawaii Club, International Culture Club, Movimientio Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, South Asian Student Organization, Student Organization of Latinos
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) (ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL) Accounting Society, Alpha Kappa Psi (Business Fraternity), Athletic Training Student Society, Chapman Ad Club, Chapman Women in Film and Media Arts, College Democrats, College Republicans, French Club, Japanese Club, Music Therapy Student Union, Performing Arts Society of Chapman, Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Society), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Sigma Tau Delta (English Society), Sophia Omega Society (Philosophy), Student California Teachers’ Association, Student Scientific Society, Student Society of the Entertainment Arts; (RECREATION/LEISURE) Anime Plus, Chapman Cheerleaders, Chapman League of Independent Fencers, Chapman Pep Band, Chess Club, Classic Movie Club, Country Western Line Dancing Club, Gilbert and Sullivan Savoyards, Godzilla Club, The Institute of CU Ping Pong, Martial Arts Club, Nightcap, Orientation Assistant Alumni Association, Roller Hockey Team, Team Shaka, The Yarn Guild
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Panther (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Los Angeles (45), Santa Ana (15)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Anaheim or Santa Ana (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 85% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 5 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 15% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (CSU Pomona, Claremont Colleges, CSU Fullerton)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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