Chapman University – Orange, California

Chapman University – Orange, California

Chapman University in Orange

Chapman University in Orange, California was originally founded in 1861 as the Hesperian College.  Chapman College was renamed in1934 in honor of Charles C. Chapman. In 1991, it was renamed Chapman University. Chapman University is a beautiful college campus located in downtown Orange. The buildings have beautiful architecture. If you have not seen Chapman University, I would recommend taking a tour. Below is a photo of a piece of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin Wall at Chapman University

Below is a photo of the plaque at Chapman with Ronald Reagan’s quote to “tear down this wall”.

Chapman University

Chapman University is a private four year college that is located in Orange, California. It is located approximately 10 miles from Newport Beach and about the same distance from the John Wayne Airport.  Chapman is an  easy commute from Newport Beach or the surrounding communities. The address is:

1 University Drive
Orange, California 92866

Chapman University students live in the Orange area and there are dormitories and off campus housing. Downtown Orange is a charming community and with both dining and shopping located very close to Chapman University.

There is a  memorial to Charles C. Chapman, and the quote on the memorial says:  “I liken life before you . . . to that of a ship with its prow pointed toward the great ocean as it leaves the harbor for the distant shore. Storms may come, and they will for no ship ever sailed the seas but had to face the storm. If it is strong from keel to top, bow to stern, well maintained and intelligently directed, it rides the storm and goes on it’s way. So you will meet obstacles, storms. If you are strong in faith, clear headed, honest, trusting for divine guidance and with a character built on the solid rock, you will meet all troubles in your life victoriously.” (quoted by Charles C. Chapman).

Chapman University in Orange offers a variety of different majors including performing arts, business and economics, psychology, sociology, science, education, film, English, social sciences, humanities and history. Additionally, there is a pre-med program, and a pre-law major as well. Located on the Orange Campus, there is a Chapman University Law School which officially opened up in 1995.

Below is a photograph of the Leatherby Library at Chapman University.

Chapman University

The atheletics program at Chapman University include aquatics, aquatics (includes both swimming and water polo), soccer, volley ball, baseball, basketball, tennis, track and field and Lacrosse just to name a few. Last year in 2008, Chapman University completed construction on the  new Aquatics Center to promote their aquatics program. It is a beautiful center with stadium style seating.

Student activities at Chapman include a variety of activities, and there is a also a Greek system for the students to be involved in.

There are approximately 5300 students enrolled at Chapman University. The class sizes are smaller offering more one on one attention.

For facts and statistics about Chapman University, please view this page.

Chapman University is located at:

1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Chapman University is located in the heart of Orange County and there are number of activities for students residing in the area. Chapman is located about 10 miles from sunny Southern California beaches, close to Knotts Berry Farm, and Disneyland, and California Adventure. Students can definitely enjoy OC Lifestyle while attending Chapman University.

Please view the Chapman University Website for more information about history of the University as well as information on admissions, and other statistics about the University.

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