Chapman University Reviews

3.97 out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
  • Orange (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $52,724
93% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/14/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"Chapman University is a great school to get your undergraduate degree at. There classes are on the smaller side, with about 30 students per class. However, the teachers are amazing! Most of the teachers that work there, own their own company's or are experts in their fields."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Nichole Young - 12/11/2019
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2019
"Chapman provides the educational tools students need to succeed, but could greatly improve on their staff and overall administration. They hire more than enough employees, but this means in order to answer one simple question, a student must go through 10 different people and multiple website links. The tuition is ridiculously high so you have to be emotionally prepared for the debt you'll put yourself through. Dodge, the film school is what Chapman is known for, but within the school, there are certain majors that receive much more attention and aid than others. For example, the film production majors receive more educational help, outside professor aid, and budgets for films than those who work in the Broadcast Journalism's news or documentary majors. Parking is alright now that they've opened a new parking structure. On campus dorming continues to improve, but at a hefty cost. Chapman does not provide many online classes, during my 3.5 years there, I've only seen one class available online and it was full before most of us could even sign up. The school changes their degree requirements and hesitates to tell their students which almost risked my degree receival AFTER I had already graduated, gotten accepted to grad school, and was on my way to move to another state. Chapman means well, especially if you're looking for a job in the entertainment industry, but there are plenty of financial and administrative bumps along the way which will haunt you long after you've graduated."
3.1 out of 5 stars
JD - 9/26/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"I worked for a great education in both the political science and fine arts department. That being said, I wish those areas were equally funded to the rest of the school. While I attended there the university slashed funding to the humanities, and instead shifted it to the sciences and their business school. This was the same time that they were also discussing breaking graphic design over to their film school. I have heard since that they now have a performing arts center. It was a good school for film and business, but if you were just going for a humanities degree you'd get some awesome professors and little support from the university at large."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Taulau Tupua - 3/9/2018
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016
"Chapman University is a great school. The location of the campus depending on your program study is right in the heart of orange county. Disneyland and other great places in Orange County are within close walking and driving distance. The mathematics and religious studies programs are both highly rigorous but have so much support and a close bonding cohort. The size of the student population is smaller than public schools so this perk creates a smaller student to professor ratio, and familiar cohorts for all four years. The teaching staff are all exceptional teachers who are willing and able to communicate when you need help. The tutoring services are great as well and should be utilized even if you do not think you need it. The only small downfall is that this school is a private institution and is not cheap. Parking is also a little tough during the semester but definitely an easy campus to navigate. Apply for Chapman and you won't regret it."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Nat - 6/23/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Dora Shamooil - 3/9/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011
"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!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Liam Skelly - 2/3/2017
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael Young - 1/11/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2006
"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!"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/1/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/4/2015
Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"The best 4 years of my life. Highly recommend."
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