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Chapman University

Orange, California, United States
Chapman's personalized education gives each student a unique opportunity to become an original thinker who rises to the world’s challenges. We’re here to make something: films, business models, lines of code—to bring them to life and deliver them to the world. 

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)



A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 1861, originally in Woodland, California. However, since day one, we've been proudly dedicated to the education of all people, and we stand committed to creating an inclusive and more equitable world of opportunity.


Our inclusive, empowering community fosters creative thinking and expression of all perspectives. Chapman’s campus is the perfect size—not too big, not too small—allowing for effective, innovative programs to be a focal point of our institution. We work to connect students to faculty and the community to keep students engaged in the larger world.


From Environmental and food sciences to big data and economic, research and creative activity at Chapman University is embed into every subject in every school. Chapman has world renowned faculty and established national and international prominence with several Institutes and Centers that promote interdisciplinary research.


From first-year student to alumni executive, Chapman's Career Team is here to assist you in all of your professional endeavors. Career support and resources are free and forever, so let’s start the journey together today.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Residence Life and First Year Experience provides on-campus housing options and off-campus housing resources to undergraduate and graduate students as well as assisting students with this transition into college through academic, leadership, and social programming.

Library services

The Leatherby Libraries offer a full range of services and resources to students and faculty of Chapman University. Features include a study commons and cafe, a 60-station computer lab, 15 group study rooms, multi-media preview rooms, more than 600 seats, capacity for over 300,000 books and bound volumes as well as access to a multitude of online resources.

ICT services

High speed Internet service is available in all campus residence halls and apartments through Ethernet connections in the rooms and wireless access throughout the campus. Public access computers are located in Henley Hall (1st floor study room) and in Sandhu Residence Center (2nd floor across from the elevator).

Medical services

Health and safety of the Chapman Family is a top priority for the University. Our commitment can be seen in the healthy foods and fitness resources we offer, the dedicated public safety, disability services, medical and physiological counseling staff that is on hand daily and the continued support from the administration to make sure everyone's experience at Chapman is enjoyable and safe.

Student Life

Campus life

Starting on day one at Chapman University, students can seize numerous opportunities to enhance their college experience outside the classroom — socially, spiritually, and physically — all with health and safety in mind. From Broadway-style performances and athletics to cross-cultural initiatives and student life activities, you will find your home with us. 

Sports facilities

Chapman University is home to over 500 student-athletes who compete in 21 sports at the NCAA Division III level in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). In addition, Chapman sponsors seven club sports programs ranging from men’s lacrosse to cheerleading. For those not interested in competing on the intercollegiate level, Chapman offers four intramural sports, and open recreation hours and fitness classes for CU students, faculty and staff.

Student clubs

Chapman University is deeply committed to enriching diversity and inclusion through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community. We strive to provide an inclusive academic curriculum, promote equity and access in recruitment and retention, and develop meaningful outreach programs and partnerships with our diverse local communities. We value diversity and inclusion in the learning environment and believe it is vital to the fulfillment of the university mission.


Chapman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC). Chapman was first accredited in 1956, and was last reaffirmed February 2014. 

Student Reviews

Amazing university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great research focus university

Chapman university is unique
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university is unique and research focus. The professor are ready to help and can approach anytime

Could be a whole lot better
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

For those who want a small university in a university town setting, Chapman is great. It is, however, massively expensive, so make sure to do your research on whether this school really specializes in what you want. I chose to do a BA Theatre Studies major in order to double major, but my degree was simply not the right pick for me. The program design is flawed for a...

Orange, California, United States

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