School Spotlight: Chapman University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Chapman University
Orange, CA

For aspiring artists and actors, it’s hard to beat Chapman University. Located in sunny southern California, one hour from Los Angeles, Chapman is a liberal arts college that offers outstanding BFA programs in creative writing, digital arts, and screen acting. Music, dance, and theatre are also highlights of the curriculum, and students interested in these majors must audition or submit a portfolio as part of their application. Last year, the brand new Musco Center for the Arts was unveiled, featuring a 1,044 seat state-of-the-art theatre to support both Chapman students and professional touring companies. Beyond the arts, Chapman’s 6,400 students have access to strong majors in business, the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Although Chapman is affiliated with the Christian Church, students of all faiths are represented, and they are supported by a number of religious organizations on campus, such as Hillel and the Muslim Student Association. Curious about which of Chapman’s 100+ clubs might match your interests? Take the interactive “matching survey” for yourself! Fun fact: through Chapman’s Semester at Sea program, students can visit four continents and up to 12 international destinations over the course of 108 days – all for academic credit!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.