Located in the city of Orange in sunny Southern California, Chapman University is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of about 10,000 students. Our comprehensive and personal education attracts students from different backgrounds and countries all over the world. Our diverse student body and small classes will help you connect across borders and backgrounds, and prepare you for an inquiring, ethical, and productive life as a global citizen.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Film

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Chapman considers first-year applicants to be students that have not taken college coursework after the point of high school graduation and would be attending Chapman for their first year in the collegiate setting. Learn more about our first-year application requirements here


Chapman considers transfer applicants to be students that have taken college coursework after the point of high school graduation and will be transferring those credits to Chapman. Learn more about our transfer application requirements here

Additional Information

Chapman strives to be affordable for students who would be a great fit for the University. We offer merit aid, institutional awards, and need-based financial aid to students who qualify.

Merit aid recognizes achievements in high school. Talent funding is available from specific academic departments either in the creative arts or sciences. Funding should not discourage you from learning more and applying! Reach out to your admission counselor if you have any hesitations or concerns.

Visit us

Chapman provides student-led in-person and virtual tours for prospective students and their families. This includes tours of our Orange Campus (offered weekdays, except holidays) and select departments, such as our Dodge College of Film & Media Arts and Keck Center for Science & Engineering.

The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical, and productive lives as global citizens.