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Chapman University

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Screen last updated on: February 2024

The admissions information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Contacting the office: 888 CUAPPLY PPLY
888 CUAPPLY APPLY (toll free)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: January 15
Application fee: $70
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
Standardized test requirements: SAT I or ACT considered if submitted
Dates test scores should be received: January 31 for SAT I/ACT, July 1 for SAT II
School has formalized early decision program: yes
Early decision application deadline: November 1
Number of early decision applications submitted: 214
Number of early decision applications accepted: 130 (61%)
School has early action program: yes
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank very important
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores considered
  • essay very important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities important
  • particular talent/ability important
  • character/personal qualities very important
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 31%
Average SAT I: 645 verbal, 651 math
Combined SAT I middle 50% range: 1220 - 1380
Average ACT: 29 English, 27 math
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 26 - 31
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 25%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 12%

Number of completed applications received: 13,690
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 9,928
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Number accepting place on waiting list: 567
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 31%
Admission may be deferred: yes

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