What: Chapman University first-year students move-in day to the residence halls and Opening Convocation

When: Move-in day is Tuesday, August 21, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with orientation week lasting through Sunday, August 26. The fall semester begins Monday, August 27.

Where: Chapman University first-year residence halls (Pralle-Sodaro; Henley; Glass; Morlan and Sandhu) located on N. Center St. off E. Walnut Ave. in Orange.

Details: Move-in day and Opening Convocation on Wilson Field from 7 p.m.to 8 p.m. are not open to the general public, but media are invited to cover. A five-minute fireworks display will conclude the program.

More information:

Campus enrollment
Undergraduate: 6,770
Professional, Graduate and Law: 2,372
Total enrollment: 9,142 (Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine included)
Residential first year: 1,510 first year total: 1,650 (91.5 percent)
All 50 states are represented
5 percent international students from 62 countries

Fall 2018 first year admission
First year applications: 14,170
First year acceptances: 7,551
Acceptance rate: 53 percent

Fall 2018 transfer admission
Transfer applications: 2,000
Transfer acceptances: 961
Transfer acceptance rate: 48 percent

Admission Averages- Fall 2018 Class Admitted
First-year GPA: 3.81
Transfer GPA: 3.39
SAT: 1312
ACT: 28.4

Campus stats
92 percent of first year students live on campus
40:60 – male to female ratio
14:1 – student to faculty ratio
23 average class size
85 percent of faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees

Areas of study
110 areas of study
49 majors
61 minors

First Generation Stats
16 percent are first generation students


About Chapman University: Founded in 1861 and based in the city of Orange, California, Chapman University is one of the oldest, most prestigious private universities in the state and is the largest independent university in Orange County. With a student body of 9,400 undergraduate and graduate students, Chapman University offers all of the opportunities and resources of a large institution combined with the personalized attention of a smaller university. The University employs 489 full-time instructional faculty and maintains a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 23 students. Known for its blend of liberal arts and professional programs – including film, science, business, education, humanities and performing arts – Chapman encompasses 10 schools and colleges.




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