Orange, CA
Chapman University


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Recent Reviews

Sydney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Chapman has a beautiful campus. The school is fairly small so you get to know your professors and classmates. There is plenty...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Chapman has a beautiful campus. The school is fairly small so you get to know your professors and classmates. There is plenty to do on campus, but not much happening in the surrounding area. The academics aren't too challenging and many of the students don't seem very interested in in-depth study. In the end, I did chose to transfer to another school.

Brianne
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Overall, I find Chapman a great place for someone that wants to pursue higher education. The most significant word I would us...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I find Chapman a great place for someone that wants to pursue higher education. The most significant word I would use to describe Chapman is: community. I think that even though Chapman is a private university and a small campus, it really invites its students to get involved and maximize their experience as a college student. I would recommend anyone to attend this university!

Kaia
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I love the school. It's easy to find your community as there are opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of things. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school. It's easy to find your community as there are opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of things. The student population could use more diversity, however. Greek life is a big part of the student culture but you can absolutely still have fun without being apart of it. Chapman does love to party, if that scene isn't for you, I wouldn't recommend this school.

Hen
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There's a so called historian who teaches classes there. He's a fraud, he's not who he says he is and he's fake. His name is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There's a so called historian who teaches classes there. He's a fraud, he's not who he says he is and he's fake. His name is Douglas Westfall. He has a lien on his house, his business is failing, he's taking advantage of his disabled wife. He's using my daughter as a dependent on his taxes to pay off his debts. He filed a bogus guardianship against my daughter's mother and I because he doesn't want to let us be her parents. He's a piece of dog s***! What person do you know would use somebody else's child for tax credit? He's alienating us and he needs to be stopped

Jenny
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Thought this would be an awesome place but it was not. The beautiful main part of campus is all a facade. Administration and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Thought this would be an awesome place but it was not. The beautiful main part of campus is all a facade. Administration and housing does not care about students like a private school should. The dorm apartments are atrociously bad, like low-income housing, dirty and old. If you have any issues with housing, it falls on deaf ears, you are not allowed to transfer, they do everything they can to wait till you give up and suffer on your own. The RAs and RDs are there just for the free housing, they are incompetent. This year, they didn't tell students that they were 60 rooms short in the dorms. They didn't tell them until 3 weeks before the start of school! So everyone is scrambling to find a place off campus to live. Again, they don't care. Class registration is terrible, classes become full. I know many unhappy students and many who have left or are planning to leave. The immaculate campus is a head-fake. This school is too small, it's like a fishbowl, high school all over again. And it's not diverse. Sure, there is diversity, but these are mainly SoCal people and they hang with their own. You will see diversity but there is no mixing of the students. It's a very white college and not worth the money at all. If you are white and can join Greek, you'll have fun. I am white, but not interested in Greek. Therefore, I am looking to leave.

Erandi
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My first year at Chapman was a very good experience. Although there isn't much diversity within the students, everyone is ver...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first year at Chapman was a very good experience. Although there isn't much diversity within the students, everyone is very kind and Chapman provides a positive, safe, and healthy environment to learn and live in. The teachers are all very accessible, and the small class sizes also allows one to excel further in the class. The facilities themselves are very nice and new, very clean as well. Chapman provides many ways to get involved outside of normal lectures, and these extracurriculars provide chances to meet new people. The area around Chapman is also very nice. Most of the area surrounding the campus is neighboorhoods, with close stores and food places to accomodate a student's needs. Overall, Chapman University provides a great college experience.

Cindy
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Chapman University is a beautiful campus. Students get to study or take a break at Starbucks or in the Student Lounge and wat...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Chapman University is a beautiful campus. Students get to study or take a break at Starbucks or in the Student Lounge and watch TV. Professors are easily accessible and just need to email them or drop in during office hours and professors will happily help the student.

Danielle
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Chapman University is a wonderful school where everyone is extremely supportive, friendly, and encouraging. They care about e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Chapman University is a wonderful school where everyone is extremely supportive, friendly, and encouraging. They care about every single one of their students and will even give them more individualized care when needed as long as you speak up. Great opportunities and a wonderful environment. If I had to choose again, I would choose Chapman.

Mike
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I tell my friends that I can't whine too much about my college experience because my high school experience was so great. Wh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I tell my friends that I can't whine too much about my college experience because my high school experience was so great. Which is to say, I merely bore my time at Chapman. I chose that school because they offered me the best scholarship out of the three places I'd applied (a total rookie mistake. apply to tons of schools, folks!). I lived at home to save money. I initially went for their creative writing program, but, as many students do, I switched majors. As a sociology student, someone deeply concerned about the unfolding war in Iraq (this was 2004), and generally as a lower-middle class leftist kid, Chapman was a horrible place to be. Not for their professors, who were generally excellent (Paul Apodaca in particular was a transformative figure for me). If you go to Chapman to keep your head down, study and get a degree, then, well, more power to you. But the culture at Chapman during my time there (2003-2007) was the scrum of entitled, wealthy white kids, folks who attended the right-wing law school in this quiet ring-wing town so they could join Daddy's Law Firm and dump on the rest of us poors in the meantime. Jim Doti, the president at the time, seemed more interested in chumming up with Governor Schwarzenegger (which he did, constantly) than with addressing student concerns of flagrant on-campus racism or the construction of needless facilities. I know they have a great law school, and I know they have a great film school, and I wish I knew in 2003 that I would one day be a filmmaker because that would have helped a lot. But my tiny island of sociology students and professors were the only refuge I found from the godawful broeyness and Orange County entitlement there. Then, I did my student thesis on student loan debt, and found that my whole generation was getting screwed and that Education As Profit Opportunity was flat-out wrong. My exclusive private school was a perfect example of the worst of it. Go to UCI instead.

Annika
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Chapman University provides many resources for their students while attending college, and for those who graduate. At the car...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Chapman University provides many resources for their students while attending college, and for those who graduate. At the career center we can get help writing resumes, cover letters, and they even offer to take professional pictures for our Linkedin. The classes challenge you in a good way to be outstanding in the career in our choice. The one thing Chapman should work on is diversity. Chapman claims they are very diverse, and while there are students of different backgrounds and ethnicities, it's still a predominantly while school and you sense that as a student going to school everyday. Other than that however, most of the students who attend are very nice and welcoming. About half of the student body are involved in Greek Life but there's no hazing and everyone gets along for the most part.

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  • Enrollment
  • 6,005
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $43,573
  • Acceptance rate
  • 45%

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