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»Why Chapman University?

It's not often you come to a place in life where the decision you make will change your future forever. College is one of those places. It's where you'll decide your career, build a network of friends and maybe even find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. So when choosing a college, you want to make sure it's the right fit for you.

At Chapman, you'll discover things are different here. There's an energy that runs through everything and everyone. Here are 10 reasons why Chapman is the best. 

Old in History, Modern in Style

We're one of the oldest schools on the West Coast (established in 1861), yet our campus is one of the most modern around. More than a dozen buildings have been built or renovated in the last two decades, with four more currently being developed, and every building is equipped with the latest technology to get you prepared for the real world. 

Collaboration, Creativity and Hands-on Learning 

You can get a basic education anywhere, but you're probably researching Chapman because you want more. Inside the walls of our university you will find dynamic classes with creative students and faculty ready to work hand-in-hand. Pick up a camera, put on your lab coat or begin your first novel right from day one.

World-Class Faculty Who Know You by Name

Our faculty graduated from the same prestigious schools as their colleagues at other world-class universities. They do the same caliber of research and speak at the same international conferences. They get interviewed on national television, write textbooks and garner national awards. The only difference from their colleagues is that our faculty know their students by name.

Size Matters

There's a reason Chapman University can innovate programs quicker, explore ideas faster and develop opportunities more efficiently, all while still connecting with students personally: We're the right size. Our smaller population, yet big outcomes, allows our students and faculty to work together and evolve with current trends and research. 

A Location of Opportunity

No one studies 24 hours a day—college is about exploration and experiencing life. Located in the heart of Orange County, California, Chapman gives students access to beautiful beaches, snow-topped mountains, world-class entertainment and industry hotbeds to jumpstart careers. Motivation is your only limitation!  

Community Feel with International Reach

While we love the Chapman campus, our global reach is a point of pride. We want you to get out and explore the world. Go learn. Go teach. Go somewhere and experience life from a different perspective—and we will help guide you. As part of Chapman's mission we have developed international programs that create global citizens. 

Student Life That Gets You Involved

With more than 100 clubs and organizations, a vibrant Greek life, civic engagement opportunities, recreational sports, resort-style pools, a rock wall, awareness programs and more, it's no wonder that the folks in Student Affairs always seem so busy. Their goal is to give you options so the phrase, "I'm bored" is not in your vocabulary. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid are Waiting for You

Tuition is always a factor when choosing a university. With more than 80% of our students receiving financial aid or scholarship support, Chapman is not as far away as you think. We work with all qualified individuals, because in the end, it's you that makes this university great.

Research from Day One

Get your hands dirty from day one. As an undergraduate, Chapman gives you the opportunity to do research alongside your professors. This experience not only gets you more invested in your passion, but also lets you explore ideas to their fullest.

The Chapman Family: A Powerful Network

Being connected with a dedicated, resourceful and innovative network is one of the most important aspects of attending a university. Chapman cultivates an environment of family, so when you're in the "real world" a friend is just around the corner. Panther Pride is with you for a lifetime!


We hope this helps give you some clarity on Chapman University. We are proud of what we offer students and would love to see you as part of our Chapman Family.

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By The Numbers


6,005

Total Undergraduate Population 


23

Average Class Size


14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio


49/53

Majors / Minors Offered


125+

Student Organizations Available


25

Athletic Teams


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