Chapman University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.13 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 75 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 8,305 (6,363 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $25,681
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Chapman University School of Law has a beautiful campus, friendly students, and great professors. The school's scholarship system seems to push most students out of eligibility through the use of a strict competitive median application that makes students appear less desirable as job applicants. But overall, the quality of life and educational advancement makes Chapman University Dale E, Fowler School of Law a good choice.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2016

Everyone will tell you that you don't need a master's degree to work in film and to a point that is very true. My experience has been different since I did not enter the school with a film production background, but rather came in with some freelance type experience from a tangentially related field. This program is a conservatory type school that allows you to focus in the discipline you would like (directing, cinemetography, editing and sound design). Class size is small and access to professors is phenomenal. Some of the structure of the current program is undergoing changes that I feel will benefit the incoming students and will take the focus off of time consuming intro level busy work and start prepping students to deal with larger productions and working together right off the bat. Orange is...a suburb and doesn't have much going for it other than that. The area is nice, everything is pretty safe and pretty bland. BUT LA is just a short ride north and most students migrate to LA by their third year in program to take advantage of the city and the work opportunities. As with any graduate program you will only get out as much as you put into it. Work hard, play hard and get to know as many people as possible so that you can build a network among fellow filmmakers who will be jumping into the real world after school ends.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Very competitive. Great professors. Individualized attention. Great program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Fowler School of Law, Chapman University is a great place to be! The Professors are committed to ensuring that every student gets the best in his/her LL.M academic pursuit by creating a friendly and interactive learning environment. I would gladly recommend Chapman University to any one that wants a positive life changing experience in the study of law.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Accessibility of faculty, support from faculty, access to resources Cons: Not many financial aid options
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019

I will have a PhD in an area I am very passionate about and will be mentored by professors who are the top in the field. The program emphasizes collaboration and sense Chapman is a small school it is more intimate. The cost is higher than other schools.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I love Chapman - I went here for my undergraduate program too. Was a great experience. And the graduate program is even more affordable!
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The biggest con is the price and the biggest pro is the personalized education you receive from a supportive and knowledgable faculty.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2016

As a Military Veteran I am truly humbled by the help and support from all the people I have met at Chapman.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of this graduate program is that they provide you with enough support to make you feel confident in what you are learning and that you have people who you can go to if you need help. The cons of this graduate program is that it is rather expensive.
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