- 4 Year
- ORANGE, CA
Chapman University Reviews
Rating 3.68 out of 5 2,221 reviews
I recently transferred to Chapman University from Orange Coast College to major in accounting. As a transfer student, there were many things that I had to learn in a span of a few weeks. However, Chapman's faculty and students were very welcoming to me as a new student, and helped me in many ways to keep me on track of graduation and paving my career path. Many students were very open to assist me in helping me study for my classes. Even though I just arrived to Chapman, I have connected with them very well. Chapman faculty are always helping me take initiative to any tasks I encountered, whether it is academic or career related. As a private university, Chapman's class size is small in comparison to a public university, and I believe that this made it much easier for me to connect with the faculty members and other students in my class very quickly as a transfer student. Overall, my experience at Chapman has been very outstanding and I have been enjoying my time here.
Chapman University provides a homelike experience to its students. With the small school environment and classrooms, you get the full one-on-one experience.
Classes are small and you get to form bonds with your teachers. School is gorgeous, really nice and clean all the time. Love the activities and opportunities Chapman Offers.
School vibe was not great. Costs too much. Considering I spent 2 semesters here I’m glad I did not stay here. Professors are not “world class”. Students are nice but they’re not inspiring at all but I guess all colleges are like that nowadays.
I enjoyed my time at Chapman, I think I wish I would have utilized what the campus and faculty offered more than I did. The surrounding area of downtown Orange feels safe and full of life but not so much where it's difficult to find some peace and quiet. I was a student athlete at Chapman and while the facilities are in major need of an update particularly the weight room, I really enjoyed the competitive flexibility and team connections Chapman Athletics gave me. THe academics were probably my favorite part. I double minored in Law, Justice and Social Control and LGBTQ+ Studies, two minors that I think you'll rarely find at other undergraduate programs. I really enjoyed the curriculum through those and my major in Psychology. The Psychology professors at Chapman are unparalleled. I think overall it was a time I really enjoyed, especially during my last year. While it took me a little while to find people I clicked with, it was worth the wait.
In my first year at Chapman, so far, I have enjoyed every experience of it. To start, academics are prestigious, and the professors show that they truly care. Class sizes aren't too large, so you can connect and have a genuine relationship with your professors. I am also a part of the football team at Chapman, and the coaches and players here feel like family only after my first year. I have bought in on the process, and I trust them to push me to become the best man possible after I graduate and that I will have a "winning mindset." The surrounding area and small town of Orange are excellent as well. There are stores near, and Orange Circle is a shopping town center and is a great spot to hang out with friends. I would highly recommend Chapman to anyone who is interested, and I am very happy with my decision to attend.
I like how everything is easy to navigate around campus. And if you're a commuter like me who takes the train to the city of Orange, you'll notice how close the station is to the campus. The staff has been really helpful too during my transfer to Chapman. And it's pretty state of the art. Friendly atmosphere and in a nice area.
My experience so far has been great, there are many professors who care about your success and there are many resources available for STEM majors. The Interfaith center allows for people of different backgrounds to connect and I am grateful for the financial aid and scholarships they have given me!
I like the opportunities that my school has offered for my Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program such as Stroke Boot camp and availability to seek out tutoring. I do wish there were more study areas on campus to maximize my studying.
I enjoy going to Chapman and find that the diversity and inclusion is great here! One of the problems I have encountered is course availability for my major's required credits, due to limited sections and times.
The academics and STEM opportunities offered at Chapman University are remarkable. In fact, their Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program is the reason why I applied and committed to this school. I am beyond fond of how well-funded their STEM department is in providing students with resources to help them achieve their academic and career goals. Chapman encourages students to participate in not only research-based opportunities, but technical and professional work experience as well. Although I have yet to participate, I intend to in the coming school year. In addition to academics, Chapman provides students with the resources to help them succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. I personally take advantage of the Supplemental Instruction, which are office hours and weekly sessions led by student instructors. I also admire how dedicated professors are to making themselves available to their students. Overall, my experience at Chapman University has been great so far.
Chapman University was an amazing school - met the best people with many many connections. The beauty of this campus and compassionate professors have changed my life for the better
Chapman University is a beautiful campus. The surrounding area around the campus has lots of shops that are very cool and unique, the orange circle which is just not even a block from the campus gives even more remarkable and unique shops to shop at and excellent and unique restaurants. The student life on campus is also very unique, as it isn't a big school, which means that it doesn't have a lot of huge parties but they still do have them. Everyone on the campus is super nice and friendly once you get to know them. The professors that I have also had are all very good, nice, and usually easily approachable. This is all very good because I know at some campuses and other universities and colleges that is not always the case. The overall atmosphere that the campus and campus staff create is one of positivity and inspiration fostering creativity within each student. I have loved everything I have seen at Chapman's university campus and believe that this is a great school overall.
With so much to do around Chapman University, there is no excuse to be bored. You can walk to Old Towne Orange for meals and thrifting with friends, take a 10-minute ride to Disneyland/Downtown Disney, be at the beach in 15 minutes then drive to the snowy mountains in an hour. In regards to changes, Chapman has faced several shameful scenarios that are only acknowledged (not always addressed) after collective student interventions rather than administrative action. Especially in regard to minority concerns, Chapman has a lot of work to do in protecting its students from outside hecklers and on-campus intolerance. Competency among faculty members can be inconsistent depending on the department. The courses themselves are quite interesting and it is so easy to find other students who want to collaborate or share advice. Chapman is a decently small campus where you get to know people quickly. Overall, I am grateful for my experience and growth at Chapman.
I liked that Chapman had such great facilities and professors, however I do think that the housing system could be much better and more organized.
Chapman University has a nice campus with clean pathways and lots of greenery. There's also a lot to do around the campus and many places to eat. The library was nice but I think it could be a bit more modern.
My professors were actually there to help you succeed and not challenge or trick you into a bad grade.
My professors were actually there to help you succeed and not challenge or trick you into a bad grade.
My freshmen year at Chapman was really not so great. Overall, I like my classes. I’m an English major and most of the professors in that program are honestly great. I’ve had no issues going to them for extra help when needed. However, the social scene is awful. If you don’t find a group of people within the first week/month, it’s impossible to find people that aren’t completely standoffish. The stereotype of California culture is entirely true, and college ends up feeling like high school all over again. I’m not joking when I say that a lot of the school agrees that Chapman is high school all over again. The area is also not that fun. If you don’t have a car, you will be limited to what’s known as the circle for entertainment/food and the food is not great considering the area is very old. The demographic of this area is 20 year olds and 60 year olds. It is also very republican. There is only one dining hall and the food is just… not great. Vegan options are the worst.
Incredible family feel with all students as well as just a beautiful campus. As a student within the Dodge school of Film and Media Arts, the support and connections that are provided are second to none.
Chapman is everything you hope a university can be, flexible. It's an institution that can be as involved as you want. If you want to get a degree and have a good time at parties, this is the place. If you want to become more knowledgeable about and experienced in your field, this is also the place. I appreciate Chapman's ability to provide resources to create whatever college experience you want. For instance, at the beginning of my first year, I had no experience in my major, electrical engineering. Now, I'm the school's robotics club secretary and working on research. At Chapman, the campus is your oyster. You can do and achieve whatever goals you set up.
Chapman University is a great school that grants students with opportunities to meet new people and succeed in their educational journey. I have found that Greek life and club involvement plays quite a significant part of the experience at Chapman, which also helps an individual find their community. I personally love how Chapman has smaller class sizes so you can truly get to know your professors and build a connection with them. Chapman's location is also superior, with a 10 minute walk to a downtown that offers many options for restaurants, apparel shops, and a variety of stores. Being 20 minutes from the beaches, 10 minutes from Disneyland, at least an hour or two from either Los Angeles or San Diego, there is always something to do if you want to explore Southern California. However, I did not give the full 5 stars because Chapman is an extremely expensive school, and does not offer a great support system in terms of counseling and lacks flexibility with class registration.