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Chapman University is a private, non-profit university located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California. It was established as Hesperian College and opened on March 4, 1861. The university offers an array of degree programs in diverse Course Topics. Chapman University is organized into the following academic units:
  • Argyros School of Business and Economics
  • College of Performing Arts
  • Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Knott Studios
  • Donald P. Kennedy Intercollegiate Athletic Program
  • Schmid College of Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Law in Kennedy Hall
  • University College
  • Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The university participates in the NCAA's Division III as an independent athletic program. The university's athletic program consists of over 15 intercollegiate teams and 3 club sports. CU's teams are nicknamed the Panthers.

Profile of Chapman UniversityChapman is in a medium-sized city, in Orange, California. The school has a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) religious affiliation. Chapman is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Chapman than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include law, media, drama and performing arts, and photography and commercial art.

Chapman Selectivity

Chapman does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 49% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 552 to 665 for students at Chapman. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 553 and 669.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Chapman are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 6, 022 students (5, 570 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Chapman makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Division III Independents for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. "Chapman Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management297business management, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, managerial economics
Liberal Arts225English, liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, political science, sociology, European history, American history, peace and conflict resolution, . . .
Law200law, legal studies, tax law, pre-law
Photography and Commercial Art161cinematography, film studies, film and photography
Therapy and Counselling143psychology, physical therapy, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, music therapy
Media130public relations, communication studies, broadcast journalism, journalism, mass communication
Education and Teaching129curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, English teaching, music teaching, . . .
Drama and Performing Arts80playwriting and screenwriting, drama, dance
Science33biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, biopsychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25athletic trainer, nutrition sciences
Music15music performance, voice, music, music theory and composition, conducting
Design14graphic design
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science, computer and info science
Fine Arts11art history and criticism, fine arts
Family and Social Work5social work
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Art Studies2art studies
Contact: ChapmanChapman University

One University Dr.

Orange, California 92866

General Phone: (714) 997-6815


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