Chapman University

Private, Four-years School Located in Orange, CA

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How much is the Chapman tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Chapman's tuition & fees is $62,784.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $84,658 when a student lives on-campus.

Chapman Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$62,784
Books & Supplies Costs$1,600
On-campus Room & Board$16,954
On-campus Expenses$3,320
Off-campus Room & Board$14,524
Off-campus Expenses$4,070
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$60,672

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Chapman for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $273,765 at Chapman. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $359,155. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $235,249.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$64,970$85,664$56,259
Sophomore (2024-25)$67,231$88,355$57,926
Junior (2025-26)$69,571$91,133$59,645
Senior (2026-27)$71,993$94,002$61,418
4 Years Total$273,765$359,155$235,249
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$67,231$88,355$57,926
Sophomore (2025-26)$69,571$91,133$59,645
Junior (2026-27)$71,993$94,002$61,418
Senior (2027-28)$74,499$96,965$63,247
4 Years Total$283,295$370,456$242,237
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$69,571$91,133$59,645
Sophomore (2026-27)$71,993$94,002$61,418
Junior (2027-28)$74,499$96,965$63,247
Senior (2028-29)$77,093$100,024$65,132
4 Years Total$293,157$382,125$249,443
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$71,993$94,002$61,418
Sophomore (2027-28)$74,499$96,965$63,247
Junior (2028-29)$77,093$100,024$65,132
Senior (2029-30)$79,776$103,184$67,077
4 Years Total$303,361$394,176$256,875
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$74,499$96,965$63,247
Sophomore (2028-29)$77,093$100,024$65,132
Junior (2029-30)$79,776$103,184$67,077
Senior (2030-31)$82,553$106,446$69,083
4 Years Total$313,922$406,620$264,539

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Chapman' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Chapman University$62,784
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Chapman and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Chapman UniversityOrange, CA$62,784$38,604
Fairfield UniversityFairfield, CT$56,360$20,740
Pacific Lutheran UniversityTacoma, WA$50,964$33,051
Southern Utah UniversityCedar City, UT$20,586$24,548
DeVry University-GeorgiaDecatur, GA$17,488$17,552
William Carey UniversityHattiesburg, MS$14,685$12,672
Lock Haven UniversityLock Haven, PA$20,702$17,379
The College of New JerseyEwing, NJ$24,568$17,643
Truman State UniversityKirksville, MO$17,870$11,712
Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA$53,500$20,244
Northern State UniversityAberdeen, SD$11,947$11,936

Financial Aid and COA

At Chapman University, 6,224 students (81%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $28,416.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Chapman is $56,242 for students living on-campus and $54,562 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,480 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $33,510 and the average amount of student loans is $7,312.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$84,658
COA (off-campus)$82,978
Tuition & Fees$62,784
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,874
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,194
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$56,242
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$54,562
Average Financial Aid$28,416
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship6,22481%$28,416
Pell Grants1,49619%$4,789
Federal Student Loan3,49045%$6,446
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,48089%-
Grants or Scholarships1,44287%$33,510
Federal Grants34121%$6,535
Pell Grants34121%$5,000
Other Federal Grants1368%$3,849
State/Local Grants29518%$8,970
Institutional Grants1,44287%$30,129
Student Loan Aid1,25075%$7,312
Federal Student Loans1,24275%$5,563
Other Student Loans765%$29,355

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Chapman's acceptance rate is 60.37%. A total of 15,098 applicants applied to and 9,115 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,658 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.19%.
To apply to Chapman, 6 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants15,0985,556$9,542
Admitted9,1153,191$5,924
Enrolled1,658604$1,054
Acceptance Rate60.37%57.43%62.08%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.19%18.93%17.79%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Chapman. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,310 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 29.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,3101,2101,410
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW655610700
SAT Math655600710
ACT Composite292631
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math272429
ACT English302534

Student Population

Chapman University has a total of 10,014 students including 7,869 undergraduate and 2,145 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,948 male students and 6,043 female students attending Chapman.
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,991 3,9486,043
Undergraduate7,714 3,0814,633
Graduate2,277 8671,410

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressOne University Dr., Orange, CA
Phone714-997-6815
WEBwww.chapman.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered101 Programs
Graduate Program Offered41 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate72.52%
Yield20.91%
Student Population10,014
Graduation Rate83%
Retention Rate91% (Full-time), 62% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties544 (Full-time), 631 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,518 (Full-time), 672 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$113,876
Average Staff Salary$83,994