Chapman University

Men's MCLA Contact: Dallas Hartley
7 / 10
7,281 Undergrads / 9,608 Students
10 / 10
$43,767 Net Price
7 / 10
56% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
72% / 81%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Coach's Description

Chapman Lacrosse is run by Athletics at Chapman (Not Rec Sports) Compete in the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference within the MCLA (mcla.us) 7,650 Undergrad Students at Chapman 2,350 Graduate Students at Chapman We practice and play games in our beautiful stadium on campus. Commitment is the same as a DIII program. 4 coaches & ~ 40 players SLC Champions '08, '09, '11, '16, '18, '19 MCLA National Champions '16 MCLA National Tourney Finalist '08, '09, '16, '17, '18, '21 MCLA National Final Four '08, '09, '10, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '21 MCLA National Quarterfinals '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '21 MCLA National Tourney '03, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '21

Coach Recruiting Interview

Coach Dallas Hartley finished his second year as head coach of the Chapman Panthers in the 2014 season with a 16-6 record, 6-0 in the SLC, and a bid to the MCLA National Championship Final Four. The Panthers saw great contribution from their freshman class that totaled 85 points this season. 2 of those points were from the true freshman 1st team All-American Nicky Mullen. Becoming an All-American his first year in the MCLA is an outstanding honor. The Panthers have been lingering around an MCLA National Championship for years, and 2015 could be Chapman’s time for a title with a very strong freshman class coming in to compliment their great class from 2014.

What positive surprises did you see from your team this season?

We committed to playing and rotating more players and 3 lines at midfield this season and it served us well in terms of depth and a more up and down style of play. I also thought our Freshmen played really well and filled needed roles for us to make a run in the latter part of the season and overcome a slow start.

How did your season stack up against your expectations going into the season?

I think we were preseason ranked #4 and finished in the Semis of the MCLA tournament so outside expectations were met. Our expectation is to win the SLC and the MCLA so we are still working on that process.

Where did your team improve the most during the season and which player’s took a step forward in their game?

Our team improved at the F.O. with 2 freshmen taking most of the draws with Simon Jenkin and Wyatt Miller. We thought we’d be a good defensive team with a lot of returners, but we started slow and got better over time as Warren Nielsen our goalie had another great year and our defense settled in. Two juniors really led the way for us this year on defense with Zach Dutra and Brenton Croteau alongside Sr. Zach Nichelman and Freshman 1st Team All MCLA Nicky Mullen who really improved throughout the season. At attack, Timmy Andrews, Mikey Marchand, and Tyler Ankarlo had solid senior seasons and we had a few freshmen that really impressed with Wesley Greason and Regan Kelly. The strength of our team was our overall midfield depth. AJ Rafter, Keaton Gianotti, and Dave Apruzzese had strong campaigns and formed a formidable offensive and defensive punch. Chris Hermann, Connor Reilly, Colin Laviola, and Simon Jenkin added great depth and offensive and defensive play that carried our team.

Where can next year’s team improve in order to reach your ultimate goal for the season?

Our team was a true team in a sense that we didn’t really have any superstars, just a lot of good players. We can improve everywhere. We will have a new goalie, and a few new attackmen, but the core of our team comes back and we will be very good again. We need to continue to improve at the F.O. and working for good shots and finishing shots on the offensive side of the ball.

Which incoming players are you most excited about and how do they fit with the type of team you are building?

We lost some key offensive players to injury last season that hurt our overall point production including Steve Koressel, Greg Colosimo, and Wesley Greason so getting them back will help our overall talent and depth. This year’s freshman class was stacked and they got valuable experience so we expect a lot out of them next season as well. Our incoming freshman class is very strong, especially at the midfield with the 2-way types that we like to play. I could see 3 or 4 of them like Benji Whitmore, Blake Lee, Kevin Leake, and Nevin Masri contributing strong minutes early and often.

Team Road Trips

Chapman's road trips primarily consist of scheduled games in California and Nevada against divisional opponents. They travel to Los Angeles, Del Mar, Petaluma, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara in California and Las Vegas, Nevada in division games. The Panthers have played out of conference games in Austin, TX against Texas and Mesa, AZ to play ASU.

Recruit Commits
George Walter Notre Dame High School West Windsor, NJ Mid, Mid
Cameron MacLean Coronado High School Henderson , NV Mid
George McGuirk Daniel Hand / Choate Rosemary Hall Madison, CT Att, Mid
Peyton Uphoff Menlo-Atherton Atherton, CA LSM
Daniel Aguilar San Ramon Valley Danville, CA Goal
Gunner Aceves Jesuit Sacramento Rancho Murrieta, CA Def, LSM
Parker Core El Toro Lake Forest, CA Mid
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Critical Reading
550 - 650
590 - 700
1210 - 1400
25 - 34
24 - 28
25 - 31

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Applicants 14,273 5,509 8,764
% Admitted 56% 54% 57%
% Admits That Enroll 22% 22% 22%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.71 (weighted)
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    Business (30%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (22%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (20%)
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production (10%)
    Communication & Journalism (9%)
    Social Sciences (5%)
    Psychology, General (5%)
    Psychology (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (4%)
    Health Services Administration (4%)
    Business/Corporate Communications (4%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (4%)
    Political Science and Government, General (4%)
    Public Relations/Image Management (3%)
    Education (3%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    Net Price

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    Sticker Price

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    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$54,924
    Books & Supplies$1,600
    Cost of Living$15,518
    Personal Expenses$3,070
    Sticker Price$75,112

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    87% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship85%$28,341
    Federal Grants17%$5,838
    Pell Grants17%$4,956
    Other Federal5%$2,930
    State & Local Grants16%$8,966
    Institutional Grants85%$25,523
    Student Loans58%$7,035
    Federal Loans58%$5,546
    Other Loans4%$24,296

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $394 Million $41,015

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,000 $223

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,175 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $54,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.04 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 72% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 4 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 5 4
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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