Chapman University is a private, 4-year school located in Orange, CA. Situated less than 20 miles from the coast and 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the 75 acre campus features traditional architecture in a compact area. The campus is centered around Attallah Piazza near the library and the sports center. The school was founded in 1861 as Hesperian College in Woodland, CA, it was absorbed by California Christian College in 1931. In 1934, the school was renamed Chapman College and moved to Orange in 1954. The school reached university status in 1991. Chapman University also contains a separately accredited school within its structure: Brandman University with 25 physical locations and a virtual campus online. Notable alumni include actor Colin Hanks and former Ambassador to Spain George Argyros.