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Went here for grad school so can't say I have the same experience as the undergrads or grads but it does seem to be a commuter school judging by the two big parking structures by the law school and under the football field. Speaking of parking, bidding for a space in the Argyros Lot and that other lot by the pool reeks of elitism because seriously only the richer will be able to afford it. And how the hell does that solve the parking problem? Beautiful campus: Well kept and maintained with that big fountain, trees & artwork. Beautiful co-eds: Some of the best-looking girls are here. Sure, a lot of them probably are stuck-up but who said you had to talk to them? Surrounding area is okay, particularly Old Town Orange circle with its shops, bars, restaurants and classic homes. Like any other school or institution, you will have both snooty/arrogant students AND friendly/easy-going students although it does seem that there are more stuck-up students at Chapman. It's a learning experience to find out who is who and whether you want to socialize with them. I'd say it's a life-learning experience because these same people are gonna be out there in the real world. Faculty is a mixed bag. Each professor definitely knew their stuff so teaching was quality. A few were nice and approachable while others seem to rush their meetings with you. Staff were nice and helpful. Class sizes ranged from small (7) to big (25). Library was okay for research but you may end up going to CSUF or UCI for more materials. Studying there was a mixed bag because sometimes it was quiet and sometimes it was not. Seriously, do people not remember the rule to stay quiet in the library? I'm not talking about the first floor (that's excusable), I'm talking the 2nd and 3rd floor. STFU! I'm amazed at how each building classrooms differ in furniture. Like in Beckman, comfy chairs and nice descending rows of long desks. In Smith or Hashinger, you're back in middle school. For a school that charges a lot for tuition, you'd think they'd upgrade some of their furniture, yeah? Overall it wasn't too bad. I'd recommend it for those who are willing to shell out more for their education and know how to deal with (or tolerate) the snooty OC/SoCal scene. Otherwise, I'd recommend other nearby schools.
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