- 4 Year
- ORANGE, CA
Chapman University Reviews
Rating 3.7 out of 5 2,270 reviews
I graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Arts/Organizational Leadership with a minor in Human Resources. Chapman had a satellite campus on an Army base I attended. The ease of transferring credits from my Associates Degree from another college was very smooth. Happy I chose to attend Chapman University!
The overall experience at Chapman University has been excellent. I chose Chapman as my first school choice. My experience at this school is perfect because I get to engage with my professors, and it helped me so much because I get to speak with them if I need help; the class size is a great way to meet new students and have a safe environment. Chapman also provides many events and activities for students each month, and it's a fantastic experience to be part of when you join the activities as well as the events. The only thing I would like Chapman to change is to provide more places to offer students to study for finals.
Overall, I had a very positive experience going to Chapman. The campus was beautiful; there was always a new part of campus to discover with its unique layout. The professors provided such a positive teaching atmosphere that inspired students to ask questions. I always felt like the teachers went above and beyond to be available to help their students. The smaller class sizes helped foster a community that took pride in helping and reaching out to one another. The food on campus? DELICOUS! The cafeteria set up allows for students to eat and study or conduct group meetings thanks to the spacious tables with ample seating. Athletics at Chapman turns students into family. Teams would support each other and have lots of laughs on trips to games. Coaches would be mindful of student schedules and would establish a healthy balance between school and sport. Chapman was absolutely a delight to attend. If anyone is looking for a family away from family, this is it.
I love Chapman University because of all the benefits going to a private school comes with. The class sizes are super small which allows for every student to form relationships with their professors. Professors genuinely care about their students well-being and education. Because the school is so small, it is guaranteed to see a familiar face while walking around campus. Greek life at Chapman is so great because of how many students participate in it! Chapman is small enough where everything around campus is short walk! I always feel so safe while walking through campus at all times because of Chapman's public safety! Overall, Chapman is a great school that provides students with the best education.
I love Chapman for many reason. Some of my favorite reasons are because of the small class sizes so you get to know your peers and professors. This makes it super easy to ask when you need help because the professors get to know you instead of being just a number. Another reason why I love Chapman is because of all the activities they offer. Their University Program Board or UPB brings in a singer each semester for a concert, celebrities to come in for talks/interviews. We also have opportunities to win many tickets to places such as Disney land, Knotts or Angels games. They have brought things in such as pumpkin patches and even yoga classes. The location of the school is also a major bonus. You are walking distance to the Orange circle which has many food places, clothing shops and antique shops. Its also a short drive to Disneyland, Angel stadium and Irvine Spectrum. You are also a great distance from the beach and the mountains.
I admire that Chapman is a relic in California as It was founded in 1861 before most of our universities in California today existed. The significance of this fact is Chapman has guaranteed excellence in the education that they provide as it has been established for an extensive amount of time. The location of the campus is 30 miles away from the entertainment capitol, Hollywood, providing many opportunities. I also appreciate the vintage architecture of the campus, it is stunning and gives a pleasant ambiance. This excites me because I know at Chapman I will be using the best education available, it has a background that I enjoy learning about, and the university is recognizable throughout the world. Despite these attributes that Chapman has maintained, I do believe there should be improvement on affordability. The price tag is the most uninviting part of the school, and I struggle to pay for my tuition. You have to accept that you will be going into debt by attending this school.
I'm applying to Chapman for the fall 2024 year as a freshman. I'm currently a senior in high school. Chapman is my dream school.
If your looking to show off your cool new outfits you got at the thrift for $50 this is the school for you. If your the type who doesn't care to pout yourself together everyday this is not the place for you. Every girl is an Instagram model and acts like it, very stuck up and you have to meet the perfect beauty standard to fit in. So expensie finding places off campus. Having a car is a must because the campus is awlways dead especially on the weekends. Greek events have to be sought out activley so for the freshman girls who don't rush until fall you should plan to find things off campus. The sports program is terrible and no one goes to the games for any sport. If you want the basic college experience of frats, parties, and football games do not come here. Dorms also suck and the campus is always polluted with the sound of drag races and engine revving no matter the time of day. PLEASE do not come here!
Chapman University is a fairly small school compared to many universities, which makes it easier to connect with your professors and reach out for help. The classes are much more intimate and you get to know your classmates better. I love this aspect about Chapman and also the city that is located in. Chapman provides many resources and help when it comes to job/internship opportunities and is always striving for the success of their students.
I loved attending Chapman University! I played Water Polo and was involving the Newman Catholic Club on campus. The school is located in a great community. The Coaches, Mentors and Teachers were amazing!
Chapman's environment and community is like none other and allows for overall personal growth. Being in the college of performing arts has allowed me an outlet to reach my full potential as a student and artist.
Chapman University excels at bolstering its specialized programs, and I don't count myself in their number. As a student of a small department, I find my mandatory classes overtaken by film or business students with tangential connections to my major. The school spends a decent amount of money on amenities, but the quality of dorm life does not match the exorbitant cost of attendance. In my experience, there are two types of Chapman students, well-off students who enjoy the Greek life and party scene, and less financially capable students who studied hard to get into a good university. I find that many in the latter group have either done a great amount of work and planning to get into a specialized program or are irritated by how little their program matters to the administration. There does not seem to be a middle ground in my experience.
I think the intimacy of a smaller university truly allowed me to connect with my professors and colleagues. As a student of the College of Performing Arts, we frequently had to be quick with learning music and putting together performances, so collaboration was a key component of my undergraduate experience. I took classes outside of CoPA as an economics minor, and I realized this level of collaboration I experienced was very niche and unique to CoPA. In my economics classes, it was difficult to make friends and connect. Most of my colleagues weren't interested in networking unless I was involved in Greek life.
My major professors have been amazing. I am a computer science major and I have been having the time of my life. Although the work is hard, the professors make it livable. You get to have a personal connection to your professors, and you learn a lot. If you can come here scholarships, and pay a little out of pocket it has been the best choice I have ever made.
Coming in as an undeclared student was really challenging at Chapman. I considered transferring many times, because I felt I had little support and was not loving the community. Once I settled on my major things changed. I really love the department I am in but would like to see more support for undeclared students
At Chapman University I am able to grow every day as a student and as an individual. I am surrounded by outstanding faculty members who guide me to the right path.
Through my three years at Chapman University, I have recognized the quality of my education in the film school is centered around selling the dream of working in the film industry rather than teaching and fostering a love for the craft, processes, and technique in the art and production.
I love the welcoming environment they provide. When I first started I was very nervous about moving out of state so far from my family. Chapman assured me that they will do everything in their power to help me through this transition and I have never regretted it. I joined a sorority at the end of my Freshman year and i have found an amazing community of women who will support me throughout my time at Chapman and even after. I love the challenging education and many amazing opportunities i have gained through Chapman.
I enjoyed my education there as an animation student. I got to work with the best of the best in the film industry .
I absolutely love all of the people there and the campus is gorgeous. There are also always cool events going on. I love it there! I would say that the food options could be better for vegetarians/vegans and the housing arrangements aren’t the best (Availability wise, not quality wise) but it’s overall a great school.