Chapman University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Orange, CA, Chapman University is one of the best universities in the state of California. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Chapman University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Chapman University.

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Rankings: Chapman University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 9
Score: 68
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.2
Graduation and retention ranking: 10
Average freshman retention rate: 86.2%
6-year graduation rate: 66.0%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 16
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 36.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.2%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 14:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 78.1%
Student selectivity ranking: 2
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1109-1340
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 51%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 92%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 50.1%
Financial resources rank: 14
Alumni giving rank: 8
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 18.9%

Essential Facts: Chapman University

  • Chapman is perhaps best known for its Orange County locale, diverse choice of study, and the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the best film schools in the nation.
  • Chapman University is a liberal arts college, so we don’t really have a great amount of intelligent but arrogant students. This is not to say that students at Chapman are not intelligent.
  • Founded in 1861, Chapman has admitted women and students of color since it opened. The university has a 14-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 23.

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 37%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 26%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 30%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 77%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook