Brandman University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (83)
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.
This was such a horrible experience! i was just trying to get my Master's degree. these people are rude and inconsiderate. At the time the University was being sold by Chapman University out of Orange County and us student's didn't really have any choice. The financial aid department became Crooks and charging us for drop classes. And the financial aid department just went down the drain. This University will find any reason not to give someone their diploma. I got one from the University back in December of 2009 in regards to my drop classes. I stated to them that the class was dropped in time and they were supposedly were looking into it and never contacted. Now 9 years later they've informed me that they're going to go after my taxes California Franchise Tax Board to collect unpaid tuition. Of course now I don't have email access to my Brandman email to provide them with proof that the classes were dropped in time. Of course since then I'm not allowed to get my diploma and have no access to my transcripts this University is starting to be a pain in my a**.
I do not have a problem with the professors or curriculum. I have an overall problem with their financial aid and end of program conferral fee. This fee needs to be paid to get your diploma. They are a non-profit institution and I cannot figure out why they need this fee. USC, Colorado State, and other major colleges do not require this fee. I know it is not a lot of money but the principle of it makes me so very angry. I do not believe they are printing my diploma on $150 card stock. Be prepared to pay more for transcripts than most universities that includes a processing fee. I would not recommend this school one bit.
Like most things in life, you get out what you put in. This is a good program if you want to earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree. This does not give you the authority to work as a Nurse Practitioner when you receive your doctorate. You must pass the National Certification for Psychiatric and Mental Health test, I had the support I needed to continue and complete this program.
This school has been great to me and my wife. It has advanced my career and was very rewarding and challenging. I picked Brandman University because it was located on Travis AFB California. Everyone that I worked with was professional and polite. I never had an issue with VA or the funding. I would recommend this school to anyone. Brandman has changed my life!
I began attending Brandman University in January of 2017, to receive my single subject teacher's credential for social studies in secondary education. After debating between continuing my education with San Francisco State University and starting a new journey with Brandman University, I made the tough choice to start anew with a different campus experience. A main reason I chose Brandman University, was because of their superb academic advising since the beginning of my prospective experience as a future student, to the open enrollment period following my admission, I couldn't turn down or deny their quality customer service and student support services. Today, I am in the middle of my program and am looking forward to finishing strong with a superb education and bright career as a high school history teacher, thanks to Brandman University!
It is really made for the working students because class times are at night, if a student cannot do class meetings then they are able to register all online. If there is an assignment where you need to take time out of your day you are notified in time. I feel the academic and financial aid counselors are genuinely involved and do their best making sure no mishaps happen. I had a positive experience and there was a campus in my hometown which made it easier for me.
Brandman University helped me complete a life long goal of going to college and earning a degree. The faculty and counselors at the Travis AFB location were awesome and a joy to work with. They helped me every step of the way, enrolling for classes, applying for tuition assistance and federal pell grant, culminating with them congratulating me on stage at my graduation.
Overall I had a really good experience, I feel bad for those that haven't. But, my instructors were caring and understanding that life gets in the way occasionally. If I ever had any issues with my course work I was able to contact in instructor and have it fixed in a few hours, they would allow me an extra day or only reduce a few points off of my grade. The financial office can use a little work, but being in the military and using FASFA I was able to get approved in less than 2 weeks, granted FASFA didnt pay for my classes until I was nearly finished. I think this is kind of normal, because when I contacted One Stop they told me not to worry because I had my approval amount and letter. They told me that it would be taken care of, I am out of the San Diego office, the only issues I had while attending this college was when I had credits that were not applied and having to write the dean. Overall I would recommend Brandman as a good business school.
Very engaging an enlightening program. Had a chance to concentrate on studying one class/subject area at a time. Fund the Finance course the most challenging. Made some good contacts and, I think, lifelong friends along the way. I do wish the alumni group was more active, too.