Chapman by the Numbers

» Facts & Rankings

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Numbers matter.

Ours are good. 

That's a fact.

Chapman University is proud of what we add up to. From our rankings in well-respected comparatives, to a tally of what our campus and student body has to offer, we are pleased to share with you what we know about ourself and what other people are saying.

Chapman Is:

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  • #73 in the U.S. - Argyros School of Business and Economics –
  • #40 (tied) for best undergraduate in teaching –
  • #125 (tied) in in the National Universities group, an elevated category that includes 399 of the leading private and public research universities across the United States, from Princeton and Harvard to UCLA and UC Berkeley –  
  • #7 of the Top American Film Schools, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts –
  • #87 (tied) in Best Colleges for Veterans –  
  • Top 10 law schools, Fowler School of Law, best quality of life colleges –
  •  lists Chapman in its 378 Best Colleges guide
  • The Templeton Foundation included Chapman in its Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges

A Snapshot of Chapman U

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  • 9,608 students enrolled: 7,281 undergraduate and 2,327 graduate
  • 49 states, territories and 82 countries represented in student population
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 65 bachelor, 57 minor, 17 accelerated and bridge,  53 master, 6 doctorial programs 
  • 1117 faculty members
  • 50,000+ alumni worldwide

Student Life

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  • 20 percent of students are first generation  
  • 40 percent of students identify as Persons of Color (POC)
  • 175+ student organizations
  • 40:60  male-to-female ratio
  • 92 percent of first-year students live on campus; 89 percent stay on campus during second year
  • 42 percent of students study abroad

Chapman Athletics

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  • 21 intercollegiate teams competing in NCAA Division III
  • 450+ student athletes
  • 3.24 average cumulative GPA of student-athletes
  • 17 teams competed at conference championships in 2016-2017