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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.
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!