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Chapman University

Orange, California, United States
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 8,305 students*. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops of Orange’s Historic Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city.



Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. 


The university emphasize the interdisciplinary study of the arts and sciences as well as professional programs, giving both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become multidimensional, original thinkers—the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world.


Chapman's Institutional Research Office, also known as CIRO, is the official source of university statistics.

  • CIRO serves the Chapman community by organizing, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating institutional information in support of institutional effectiveness, planning, policy formulation, and decision making. Specifically, the office responds to internal and external data requests (including federal reporting) and coordinates and analyzes institutional-level survey research.

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Student services

  • Restaurant Services
  • Disability Services
  • Financial Services
  • Public Safety

Housing services

On-Campus HousingIncoming undergraduate students and continuing undergraduate students will find quality on-campus housing options in safe, welcoming, educational communities within the residence halls. Graduate student housing options are available in university owned houses and apartments in Orange.Off-Campus HousingCurrent undergraduate students and graduate students can find off-campus living an enriching college experience. Residence Life and First Year Experience provides resources to students seeking housing off-campus in privately owned properties unaffiliated with the university.

Library services

The Leatherby Libraries offer a full range of services and resources to students and faculty of Chapman University. 

The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library offers a rich collection of resources and a highly-trained staff to meet the legal research needs of the Chapman community. 

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

Chapman University Student Health (CUSH) is staffed with professionally licensed nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. We feel your health plays a vital role in how successfully you achieve your academic, social and personal goals during your college years. Good health promotes favorable results; poor health can be a major liability.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Orange, California, Chapman is a mid-sized private university with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 7,570 students*. Just steps away from the restaurants and shops in Orange’s Old Towne Plaza, Chapman’s stately, palm-treed campus is a centerpiece of this comfortable mid-sized city. Ideally situated within an hour’s drive of Los Angeles, our southern California location provides easy access to LA and Hollywood internships, beautiful beaches, Disneyland, mountains and desert.

Sports facilities

  • Chapman's long awaited Allred Olympic Pool is here.
  • Located less than 10 miles from campus in neighboring Anaheim Hills, the Racquet Club will play host to a handful of Chapman home tennis matches throughout the season.
  • The innovative 4,000 square foot Julianne Argyros Fitness Center creates a welcoming environment for the Chapman community.
  • Chapman Stadium - This rebuilt stadium includes locker rooms, laundry facilities, training room and a state-of-the-art press box
  • Located approximately one mile west of the Chapman University campus, on the corner of Orangewood Avenue and Main Street, El Camino Real Park is the new home for Chapman's women's softball program as of Spring 2010.

Student Reviews

Chapman University Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at Chapman University was a one of a kind experience. Growing both professionally and personally in the heart of Orange County. I was heavily involved on campus, being a member of the Universities Football team as well as a founding member of the Italian Club. Some factors that lead to my academic success at Chapman were the frequent office hours Professors...

Orange, California, United States

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