Good news and a hearty “Welcome to the Chapman Family” arrived recently for thousands of high school students, as acceptance letters went out for fall 2018 admission to Chapman University. The Class of 2022 represents a high-achieving group selected from the largest applicant pool ever to apply to the University.

Academically, all are top achievers with impressive GPAs, test scores and community service. Among these future Panthers are hospital interns, award-winning essayists, poets, musicians, student government officers, a surf club captain and founders of new leadership organizations.

Here’s a look at the incoming class, by the numbers:

  • 16 percent will begin a journey toward becoming the first in their families to graduate college.
  • Financial aid was offered to more than 80 percent of all accepted students.
  • As a group, they have an average 3.8 unweighted GPA.
  • All 50 states are represented, and 5 percent are international students coming from 62 countries.

This story appeared in the spring 2018 issue of Chapman Magazine.