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Reviews 1725 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: if you get good roommates

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: i don't live off campus

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved in Greek Life. People will tell you that you absolutely must rush to have a social life on campus. That is not true! Not going greek at Chapman was the best decision I made. It's honestly a distraction from student organizations, academics, clubs and finding real friends. Faculty really hates Greek Life. Definitely join clubs! The social justice community/ campus activism community is amazing here! Also, political clubs (CU DEMS) are AMAZING! Do not feel like you won't have friends if you don't go Greek. Hardly, some people have fun in Greek Life their year, then feel like they have no one. Instead, join clubs and student organizations! :)

1 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a joke on this campus. I've never been to an athletic event. However, the track and gym are always open, and it's easy to stay fit.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: My house got broken into this year and there's been a string of robberies this year. In general, the cheapest housing options is share a room in a house with a bunch of people. People are always looking for roommates on Facebook so don't freak out if your unsure about who to live with.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The Circle has some of the best restaurants in OC. For vegan options, there's Mead's, Growl, Linx, and The Pizza Press.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: Honestly, very lame and the party scene gets old very quickly. Just small houses, crammed with the same people, and the cops come and role the party before midnight. After Freshman year, people stop going to random parties and usually settle into a group of friends to chill with. In general, not worth the time and energy to be apart of. If you're looking for ragers, go elsewhere.

3 College Junior

Administration: You will get written up for drinking in the dorms if you have people over/ are stumbling around out in the halls. Parties get rolled for noise complaints.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Not many vegan options outside of the Caf.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in North Morlan my Freshman year and it was a pretty positive experience. Most people move off campus after their Freshman year because it's cheaper.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I didn't need to search for any off campus housing since I live with my parents.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of nearby restaurants that will most likely have the food you are looking for.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not really in the party scene so I can't really review it.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Chapman has great financial aid, offering a good amount of scholarships and grants to make the tuition more affordable for students and parents to handle.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There aren't a whole variety of different foods. There's mostly just cafes on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a commuter student, but from my friends, I heard that the dorms are pretty average. Some residences are better than the other halls, but are more expensive.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments I currently live at aren't worth the cost. And if you're sharing and you and your roomies have cars, only one of you will be able to have a parking lot. The others will have to search the block for street parking.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the places in the circle are overpriced for what they serve. In order to find truly good food you have to venture 10-30 miles from the University which can be difficult to get there if you don't have a car.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: All I did was submit my fafsa and my transcripts and I was given grants based on my financial need and Chapman scholarships based on my academics.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Most locations for food on-campus are alright. I'm been unimpressed more times than I've been impressed however. Also, WoW is the worst. The smoothies at Jamba are good, but often times they run out of ingredients to make the items on their menu.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you can find a house next to campus, it's really nice, but that's a strong "if" you can find a house.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of places within walking distance from campus

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: They care about the students so naturally they want everyone to be safe. Sometimes they go overboard with things, but for the most part they only get the super crazy people in trouble.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party's get shut down really quickly and most parties are a hit or miss kind of deal... Mostly misses.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I know a lot of friends that got scholarships here and almost every student gets a grant from the school.


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Memorial Lawn Memorial Lawn The statuesque building, Memorial Hall, houses all major performances on campus. Memorial lawn, a large grassy area directly in front of the building, is full of flowers and lush greenery.
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Chapman is perfect for students who are looking for an intimate college setting and the chance to get involved. It's very easy to hold a leadership position on campus by joining Greek life, Associated Students, or a club. And it seems that the more involved a student is, the better his or her experience will be at Chapman. A typical Chapman student is outgoing, friendly, and ambitious. Most have internships or jobs while going to school, and they have specific career goals in mind. Students care a lot about their grades and want to succeed in their classes, so you’ll find plenty of students studying during the week, but as soon as Thursday rolls around, most head to the bars or fraternity parties.

The nightlife scene at Chapman isn't comparable to bigger universities, mainly because Chapman is a small school, so there tends to be limited party options. Students like to go to fraternity house parties on the weekends or, if they are 21 or older, to the bars in The Circle. Besides partying, there are lots of fun things to do around Chapman—luckily, it is in the perfect location for students. Disneyland, the beach, and Los Angeles are all within driving distance from campus. Students also like to explore the Orange Circle, which is a short walk from the school and offers delicious and well-priced food options. The best thing about Chapman is that it is an up-and-coming school. Every year, its rankings improve, and it becomes more recognized. As a result, Chapman is becoming more competitive, and the quality of education continues to improve. In the end, Chapman graduates will walk away with a well-rounded liberal arts education, many networking contacts, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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