Chapman University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
I had a great experience at Chapman: excellent professors, unique and impressive opportunities, and a great social environment, all in sunny, beautiful Southern California! Chapman has a great campus. It's nice but not too large, so it is easy to get around. The surrounding town is cute and homey, but Disneyland and the beach are only 15 minutes away and LA is less than an hour away (depending on traffic). Chapman is a relatively small school so it is easy to get to know your professors and build those relationships. There are many opportunities to work with different professors on research or join a lab. My classes were always interesting (except for physics) and I had professors who were passionate about their subjects and trained me very well. The opportunities I received at Chapman allowed me to build a very impressive resume which helped me get accepted into a couple very prestigious doctorate programs. Chapman is a great school!
Chapman University is an incredible college and I recommend it to graduating high school students all the time! Aside from the immense beauty of the campus, the student body is made up of the most loving, motivated, caring, and inspirational individuals. Moreover, I strongly believe that the psychology program at Chapman helped prepare me for receiving my masters. I am currently enrolled as a Masters in Forensic Psychology student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. Upon my first semester, I was shocked to see how much more prepared I was than my fellow classmates, and I always owe it all to Chapman. For example, while most of my classmates were not even aware of what a peer-reviewed article is, I was able to find, cite, and examine such articles due to my degree program. The biggest compliment I received from one of my professors in my masters program is that I am the leader of my cohort. I thank Chapman University and the psychology program for helping me achieve the skills necessary to get me to the top!
Studying at Chapman University was a great experience both academically and socially. In the classroom, I studied Economics and Spanish. By studying these two different subjects, I was given a nice balance of both a business school education and a humanities based education. The Argyros School of Business has professors who have real world experience and expertise. The Wilkinson School of Humanities emphasized the importance of learning not only a different language, but the culture associated with the language as well. Socially, Chapman attracts a variety of students, many of whom are entrepreneurial and career focus from the onset of their college career. Being surrounded by these kinds of individuals pushes you to do your best, daily.
Chapman University, I can say without doubt, has had the single greatest impact on my life outside of my mother. I grew up in a lower middle class home with parents who, thank God, prized getting an education. College was always an expectation for my life but how to pay for it was another matter. Through the grace of Chapman University and its donors, I was able to attend this wonderful school which subsequently put my life on an upward trajectory. The education I received was incredible and intimate with professors who truly cared about you which, I believe, is a rarity in Universities. I was able to get all of this without having to take out crippling debt all thanks to Chapman's generous scholarship and grant programs. Today, I have been teaching high school math for the past ten years, raised my socioeconomic status, traveling the world and have an all around, truly great life. I can't say it often enough; Thank You Chapman!
My specific department was amazing. The professors are all very willing to spend extra time on subjects that interest passionate students. The university as a whole doesn't have the camaraderie that some of the local state schools have. There isn't a huge turnout for the football games, or most of the activities for that matter. Unless you are a part of Greek Life, the campus isn't that exciting. For commuter students, campus life is even more boring. Great education, but it takes a real amount of effort to get a "college experience" here without living on campus or being in Greek.
The best 4 years of my life. Highly recommend.
The Psychology department was amazing! The school as a whole is very expensive, and doesn't have very many opportunities for students living off-campus to get involved. The area is nice and close to many of So Cal's popular destinations but the school lacks that comradery that some of the other CA schools have.
Great professors, small class sizes leave room for open communication, great environment throughout the school (peaceful but also buzzing with activity), helpful with financial aid, fantastic library with abundant resources.
Great small community like campus. Small class sizes so you can network with classmates and professors.
I enjoyed the small class size, individual attention and on hands lab classes. Studying in the comfortable safe grounds around campus was a treat. The teachers were flexible, helpful and made themselves available. Chapman university provided a great experience!