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As an adult student who pays for my education out of my pocket, going to Brandman University was one of the WORST decisions that I have ever made in my life. I truly wish that I had read the reviews here before reaching out to this pathetic excuse of a college. The One Stop is a hot mess. The counselors never return my messages or answer my emails. My last straw was the counselor's inability to answer a simple question about the request of college transcripts. There is NO excuse for such incompetence. When I forwarded my concern to the office of Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services, he had the nerves to tell me that he found it "interesting" that I had not made any payment to the school for the upcoming semester even though I kept emphasizing that I was paying for my education out of my pocket. Are you kidding me? This is your attitude? Why would I make the payment first if your incompetent staff cannot even answer a simple question about the request of transcripts? God, why did I choose this school? Do NOT make the same mistake as I did. I feel so angry right now.
Brandman University provided me with an exceptional education and experience. Every professor was highly involved in their field and active in the community. The cohort model provided an opportunity to build lifelong friendships as we witnessed each other grow as students and professionals. I had no difficulty with financial aid and no complaints about academic advising. It was easy to manage the rigor of the program and family life. I would highly suggest this university for working professionals!
Please, do not waste your money here. I went back to finish up my MFT and recently added Clinical Psych classes, after being gone for a while due to a death. Chapman is no longer backing this school, they have bowed out, but Brandman pays for the name recognition. There are no credible ppl here to guide, no faculty for the individual degrees, just sales ppl. All have retired except 1. Chapman took a 10 million endowment and agreed to change the name to Brandman, the name of the person whose wife donated. I am but of a couple of ppl who have seen the changes, and they are not good. I had so much time invested and that's why I went back here. There are inherit problems that do not seem to get any better, and doubt they will. Discussions are a joke and it becomes redundant work, busy work. Look up Walden, look up and go through and ask many, many questions of students that are already in a school that you are thinking about going to. Run from this one. Chapman was superb, Brandman, run
I had a very positive experience with Brandman and would highly recommend it to adult learners looking to advance/change their careers. You will thrive here with dedication and independence. Once I began my Masters I really felt that I was learning a great deal about education and delving into real world scenarios. My experience at Brandman expanded my knowledge, confidence, and my career!
I whole heartedly recommend Brandman University to anybody and have even gotten many of my friends started on their educational journeys at Brandman. Brandman has been nothing short of a great experience. My counselor and the one stop team always stay on top of my journey and have always been so helpful with financial aid or deciding how to go about my path in obtaining my bachelors. I do understand how some people could have had bad experiences, but everyone I know that goes to Brandman has enjoyed their experience.
This "college" is a complete joke. If I could give a rating lower than one star, I would. You will be overcharged and receive little to no assistance, and that's on a good day. I do not even want to continue writing this review because fighting for my rights in this so-called university has already wasted enough of my time.
I first attended a state university and decided to transfer to an online university when I landed a full time job. I decided to go with Brandman simply because there is a campus in my area and I knew people who received their degrees through Brandman and had nothing out of the ordinary to say about it. During the enrollment process they call you like everyday, they are very eager to get you enrolled and started with classes but once I was enrolled and assigned a counselor that is when I began having problems. My counselor was extremely lazy and also did not even listen to me when I talked on the phone he would just say "uh-huh" and talk over me, he took sometimes 3 days to answer my emails and once when we talked on the phone kept confusing me with a different student. I have no idea if this was just bad luck or if Brandman employees are stretched to thin but for the amount of money you pay to this school I felt like this was unacceptable. The overall content of all of the courses follow the same format so I feel like the instructors are not allowed to make the classes their own and it does become boring following the same type of homework and discussion boards in every class. Overall my degree did help my career but keep in mind I am young and just starting a career so any degree would have helped me.
I was there for s few courses until I found out that my credits wouldnt transfer tk a state school or even back to Chapman which owns Brandman. This place is for people who want a degree but not an education. Employers arent fooled. Neither are other schools who do not accept their credits. That tells you what the real world thinks. They only people being fooled are the students who get out into needless debt.
I was suppose to be graduating but I was short somewhere of 2 credits, and I was told to take class that I didn't need, and to come back and tell me I need 5 credit units. This is unfair to students who have completed all credit units to confer their degree and the mistake was on Brandman University end. Will be seeking legal advice due to the school has all the official transcripts and was sent over before starting at this school. They are rip-offs and unfair. T. from student affairs advised she would call me and never called back. All I got is a letter how unprofessional! Do not got to this school
This school was awesome working with the GI Bill and Financial Aid. It did take until week 5/8 to receive the funds but One Stop always responded and let me know where I stood financially. They did try to give me student loans which I did not need so I had to fight that twice. It never went through so in the end they ended up cancelling the $11,000 in loans. The professors were almost always awesome except a few who treated lower level courses as if they were for PHD level courses. That was ridiculous and everyone knows who they are. I have loved this school and the social work program department since day 1. I would go here or my Masters program if they offered a MSW (which they are next fall but it is not accredited yet). I would recommend this school to anyone.