Chapman University

Orange, California, United States
Chapman University is home to artists, adventurers, leaders and scientists, each with unique stories and goals that come together to form the Chapman Family. Your fellow students become friends and collaborators; faculty members become mentors with the connections and knowledge to help move your goals forward. We invite you to meet the family, explore our home and maybe make it yours.



Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California.


We 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.


Career Development Center

  • The Career Development Center’s mission is to encourage personal success & exposure by igniting empowerment through guidance, inspiration, resources & life-long connections.


Student services

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

Housing services

Housing Options

  • Chapman University is proud to offer several on campus housing options for first year and sophomore students. We strive to ensure that our residence halls are comfortable and safe living and learning environments. In addition to their room, students living on campus also have access to several resources and services. Please note that while students will be assigned roommates and/or suitemates of the same legal sex, all Chapman University residence halls are co-ed. In addition, the residence halls and apartments are smoke-free environments.

Library services

There are 9 separate libraries that comprise the Leatherby Libraries. Each has a distinctive "portal" entrance with a customized ceiling feature. Each "portal" entrance has a computer providing digital information for the disciplines of that library. Each library has the physical collections of the disciplines of that library. Each library has 2 group study rooms and one Multi-media preview room.

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). If you need assistance, contact the IS&T Service Desk.

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 clubs

Our clubs and organizations fall into one of the below categories:

  • Academic
  • Civic Engagement
  • Diversity/Cultural
  • Honors Societies
  • Leisure
  • Recreational
  • Religious/Spiritual


  • Chapman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Orange, California, United States

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