Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$60
Acceptance Rate
56%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
22%
Freshmen Enrollment
1,768
SAT Scores
1,285
ACT Scores
28

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 14,273 students have applied and 7,943 students have allowed to admit to Chapman University (Acceptance rate: 55.65%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 22.26 % where 1,768 students have finally enrolled out of 7,943 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Fordham University and Illinois Institute of Technology, its acceptance rate is much higher (very easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 40.70%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is higher (eager to enroll) (average yield is 25.00%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,285 and the average ACT score is 28 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Chapman University is average than the schools (average score is 1,349). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Chapman University1,28528
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,31930
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California117875

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Chapman University, 1,225 students submitted SAT scores (69% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,285 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600680
Mathematics590700
Total1,1901,380
At Chapman University, 737 students submitted ACT scores (42% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 28 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2531
English2534
Mathematics2428
Total7493

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Chapman University. The school requires 7 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Chapman University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended