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Chapman University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB
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Date: Mar 09 2008
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Chapman University is one of the fastest growing universities in California and it's not hard to see why. The location of the school is fabulous. Right in the heart of Orange County, 10 minutes away from the beach, 5 minutes from Disneyland, 5 minutes from Angels Stadium and the Honda Center, 30 minutes from L.A., 90 minutes away from San Diego, and two hours away from skiing. Orange County is home to fabulous restaurants, huge shopping centers, numerous museums, bike/hiking trails and other things so you never get bored. Top it off with potentially the greatest weather and climate and it might make studying a little difficult at times.

However, Chapman is a great place because of the small size. You really get to know your professors and they really get to know you. Talk to them and they'll work with you to make sure your college experience is a great one. The program isn't impossible, but it is challenging. Chapman is very renowned for their film school, but their business and nursing programs are pretty solid as well.

The student body is predominately white and from the L.A./San Diego wealthy suburbs, but that's not everyone. There are many students from other places and mostly everyone is very friendly and nice, albeit a bit naive and bland at times.

Chapman is in the Old Towne Orange neighborhood, which is very charming with antique shops, bars, outdoor cafes and little art galleries. It's a quiet, safe area, so you feel good walking around the campus.

I've thoroughly enjoyed the two years I've been here so far. Being from out of state, I can see why California is the good life. I don't think I can ever move back to my home in the Midwest after being here, but Chapman has an excellent internship and career center, and with numerous corporations in L.A., Orange and San Diego areas, I should be able to find something.

If you want a huge university or cold/snowy weather, look elsewhere. If you want somewhere small, intimate, safe, and a warm climate, check out Chapman. I just hope they don't get too big with all the growth.

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