Chapman University

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world rank  585

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University Overview

Established in 1861, Chapman University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Orange (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Chapman University (CU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Reformed religion. Chapman University (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 157 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CU
Founded 1861
Motto Christ and Church
Colours Cardinal and gray

University Location

Address One University Drive
Orange (population range: 50,000-249,999)
92866 California
United States
T +1 (714) 997 6815
F +1 (714) 997 6887

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office One University Drive
Orange 92866
+1 (714) 997 6711
888 282 7759

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Reformed Christian-Reformed Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Chapman University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology Speech-Language Pathology
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • International School Psychology Association
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council


  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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