Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Chapman University (Orange, CA)

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Chapman University is ranked 84 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 265 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 68%
Applicants who took ACT 54%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69943%
600+50%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69947%
600+56%

ACT Score

30-3629%
24-2958%
24+87%

Students applied13,670
Students admitted6,504
Admission rate48%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,310
Fees$400
Room and board$14,368
Estimated book expense$1,560
Total cost$64,638

Cost after need-based aid$48,542
Cost after non-need-based aid$47,998

Average debt at graduation$27,857

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$50,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met72%
Average need-based aid$16,096
Average non-need-based aid$16,640

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,363

Full-Time

Men2,388
Women3,692

Part-Time

Men144
Women139

Freshmen retained90%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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