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Chapman University

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Chapman Says...

Chapman University seeks accomplished students who will thrive in a challenging academic environment. Admission to Chapman is selective. In 2009, 51% of the applicant pool was offered admission to the University. Prospective students are evaluated on the strength of their secondary school course work and GPA, and SAT I or ACT scores. Interested st... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

United States

Phone: 714-997-6711

Fax: 714-997-6713

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
SAT:
% Submitting Score:78%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:550 - 640
     Math Middle 50%:570 - 660
     Writing Middle 50%:560 - 650
ACT:
% Submitting Score:51%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:24 - 31
     English Middle 50%:24 - 31
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 9
Average High School GPA:3.68
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:47%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:15%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:10%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:25%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:3%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:48%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:93%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:70%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 11,750
Total applicants who are accepted: 5,253
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,284
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 91%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $65.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 01/10
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Notification Begins: 03/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $600.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:11
     English:2
     Mathematics:2
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    93
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    550 - 640
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    570 - 660
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    560 - 650
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    24 - 31
  •      English Middle 50%:
    24 - 31
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 9
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.68
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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