Brandman University Reviews

  • 115 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,380
59% of 115 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 115 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Disappointed.
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2018
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"As written early it is hit or miss with the professors and usually miss. Academic advisors will encourage you to take as many classes as possible. Don't listen. Work is way more than five incremental hours per class. If you are working full time 3 classes is not even close to realistic and two can be stretch depending on the instructors. Very inconsistent on how classes are administered and little accountability with instructors. So much $$ wasted. We had one of the 'distinguished' instructors miss two classes. For most of the classes little of the class content is usable in the classroom right away. If you are already working full time the Masters program is a waste of time. It will not help you get better in the classroom. There are better masters programs out there."
David
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2018
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Brandman is a great school. I recently graduated with my MS in Human Resources and this helped propel my career very quickly. Going to school online is tough and challenging. You must be dedicated. The people who are complaining about the teachers and program must not have completed all of the assignments and tried very hard. If you work hard and complete the assignments, you will gain a lot out of your program and teachers."
Tami
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
Michael McFadden
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"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**."
Ron Thacker
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2017
  • Degree: Entrepreneurship
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Meghan Adrianna Wristen
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2017
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Brandman allowed great lengths of flexibility which was ideal in being able to maintain a full time school schedule along with a full time work schedule. I started the program in January and graduated later that year in December with an accelerated path!"
Mark Monaghan
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I recently transferred to Brandman University. I will complete my BA in psychology in the coming months and I've completed 4 semesters so far. I chose Brandman because it was accelerated, accommodating with online classes, and tuition wasn't too bad. I transferred with 120 units and had a 3.5 GPA, I could've gone to much better institutions but was big on completing this degree fast. I regret this decisions. The quality of education at this school is a joke. If you can write 250-300 words per discussion post you'll pass any class here. As I communicate and interact with others who have transferred to better quality schools I see the quality of education in the way they talk and interact. I feel I sold myself short and am just paying for a piece of paper over here. However, if you have the bar low for myself and just want the degree fast, then this is your place."
Marivel
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Brandman was a great school. The professors are really helpful and also the counselors. I had my schedule set for a whole year. Even the financial counselor helped me a lot. My gpa increased with this school. I learned a lot and now I will be getting a job in a mental institution. I am glad I attended this school."
Marilyn L. Tidwell-Shoemaker, RN, DNP
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Great School
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"