Chapman University

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Chapman University can be found in Orange, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly seven thousand students are enrolled at Chapman University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1680 (25th percentile) - 1950 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 24 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Chapman University average GPA (3.42 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 40% of all students which applied were admitted at Chapman University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 25% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at chapman.edu.

Overall Chapman University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

44.7%

The overall acceptance rate for Chapman University was reported as 44.7% in Fall 2013 with over 11,800 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1680 - 1950
  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Chapman University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Chapman University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Chapman University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.3%
  • 2010-2011: 49.6%
  • 2011-2012: 44.9%
  • 2012-2013: 43.6%
  • 2013-2014: 44.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 45.8%

How Does Chapman University Compare?

44.7%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Chapman University is twenty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hope International University46.8%
Vanguard University of Southern California69.8%
Concordia University-Irvine91.2%
Biola University72.9%
Whittier College63.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants11,75037.4%62.6%
Admitted5,25337.6%62.4%
Enrolled1,28937.5%62.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Chapman University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math570 - 660
Writing560 - 650
Total Score1680 - 1950
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 29
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