Brandman University Reviews

2.93 out of 5 stars
(116 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,380
58% of 116 students said this degree improved their career prospects
51% of 116 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
MJ - 2/8/2019
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sabrina - 1/2/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"My grades at Brandman were excellent and I was also on the honor roll. However I was given a grade lower for a class I had to retake out of retaliation from financial aid and faculty. This school will do anything to make money from students. I was advised to file a lawsuit against the school for discrimination, time and suffering. I decided to not become legally involved with them because I know God will let them see the errors of their ways. I moved on to a better school that is half the price per credit. Do yourself a favor, do not go to the DNP at Brandman."
1.3 out of 5 stars
what in hell happened to this school? - 12/28/2018
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"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"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Moira - 12/27/2018
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Allen - 9/23/2018
Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/22/2018
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Alex - 8/16/2018
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
David - 8/7/2018
Degree: MBA in Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Antoinette - 7/3/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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"
4.1 out of 5 stars
Corlie - 6/7/2018
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018
"I hear a lot of people complain about non-responsive instructors and non-responsive financial aide staff, but I have honestly had the exact opposite experience. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I was an online student, but any time I emailed a financial aide advisor or instructor, I always got a response back within 24 hours. My only qualm is it seems as though many of the classes were graded without constructive criticism from the instructors and a few of my A's were way too easy to obtain. With that being said, I learned some important skills that have helped me become ready for the workforce and I enjoyed my experience at Brandman. I will be going back for my MWS with them as well."