Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

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Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law is located in the historic Old Towne district of Orange, California. We are part of the nonprofit private university that is over 150 years old. The law school, established in 1995, received full approval by the ABA in 2002 and AALS accreditation in January 2006. The school of law is part of the main university campus, which gives law students access to educational, cultural, and recreational activities that often cannot be replicated at a stand-alone law school. It also lets us offer cross-disciplinary study in approved courses with other colleges within our university.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.chapman.edu/law/
Address: One University Drive ORANGE, CA 92866
Admission Phone: (714) 628-2500
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students467
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Tuition $50,548 per year (full-time, in-state)
$50,548 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$40,248 per year (part-time, in-state)
$40,248 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$27,880
Founded In1998
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/17/19
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline03/02/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Coralruschak 157 A 2.93

Accepted

Yes - - - 7 months ago
krisbrad57 165 A 3.95

Accepted

Yes 11/30/17 12/13/17 01/23/17 9 months ago
gilbert2252 157 A 3.27

Accepted

01/31/17 02/02/17 02/13/17 2 years ago
Maddy123 156 A 3.23

Accepted

Yes 11/23/16 01/04/17 01/17/17 2 years ago
ecarthen 156 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - 3 years ago
lapin14 140 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
tapuasukuta 150 P 2.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
reemc123 160 P 3.81

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Pm67 155 P 3.46

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
Tbchatma 156 P 3.02

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
celinaestrada96 155 P 2.67

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
alexisphilpott 150 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

No - - - one year ago
brookehickerson 160 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
lululemonliana 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
masonbettencourt 158 A 3.73

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
tabethakirsten 150 P 3.52

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
chase02 165 P 3.07

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Chomysplace 120 P 3.42

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants16671667
Number of Offers636636
Number of Matriculants167167
75% GPA3.573.57
Median GPA3.363.36
25% GPA3.123.12
75% LSAT158158
Median LSAT156156
25% LSAT153153
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students479
Total Students Receiving Grants274
% of Students Receiving Grants57
75% Grant Amount$50,076
Median Grant Amount$40,061
25% Grants Amount$25,038
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship109
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)50
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship45

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (14)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (18)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (17)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (8)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (86)
  • Hispanics (34)
  • Black or African American (2)
  • Asian (21)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (19)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (14)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (19)


  • Total Women% (60)
  • Total Men% (39)
Chapman University - Dale E. Fowler School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 144 63.89%
2016 156 58.33%
2015 126 93.65%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (134)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (23)
  • Employed Other (30)
  • Unemployed (29)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (8)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association