Chapman University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.13 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 8,542 (6,410 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,963
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Chapman University offers a great graduate school program. The faculty is very caring and helpful. The work load teaches students useful information. The school is very expensive and does make it difficult to afford other life amenities.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros-High Academic Program Small classes You get to meet your professor on a individual level Cons-Private school therefore extremely expensive No scholarship/grant opportunities for students with low income or first generation students Very low diversity of students
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Chapman is a great program and I highly recommend it to anyone considering the field of Physical Therapy, but it is no cake walk. Be prepared to be challenged, but in the end it will be worth it.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Chapman Law has wonderful networking programs & is very invested in your success and well-being as a law student. They were extremely generous in their financial aid & in every aspect of welcoming me to law school and getting me settled. It's a great change from the large impersonal experience I had in undergrad.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Highly concentrated programs, in-depth curriculum. The only cons are that it is a very expensive school.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2015

I think Chapman is wonderful. If I would have known about this school while I was an undergrad, I would have attended this school too. It's an amazing atmosphere, wonderful professors and students. I felt like the faculty really cared about me; from the professors to the administration, I've had a wonderful experience with this institution. The ambiance is great! It has a lot of bars and restaurants near the school, which is great for hangout spots after class. My only downside is that I commute almost an hour to there and back, and I haven't really looked for housing in the area, but I love the campus.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The accessibility of the faculty is remarkable and they are always willing to help (even though they are incredibly busy themselves). The lessons learned from experience are irreplaceable and the help with future career questions and needs is generously given.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2015

Really great and approachable staff in my specific Dept. major. unfortunately less diverse than makeup of US population and overall averages of college attendees nationwide. Financial support for admitted candidates in need does not seem to exist
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the tops films schools in the world and a beautiful campus. Financial Aid for grad students could be better.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

I absolutely, positively adored Chapman's graduate screenwriting program. The professors are willing to go above and beyond to help you succeed and become the best writer you can possibly be. The only downside is the commute to LA for internships, and even that's not that bad if you can find people to carpool with. The program's what you make of it, and if you go in with clear goals, determined to make the most out of your career, then Chapman will take you far.
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