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Reviews 1715 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I feel like more options would be nice. The food here all seems to taste/be the same.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living in the dorms last year and even living in on-campus apartments now is fantastic! You meet so many people this way and it's really a great community to be in for your first (or first two) year(s). RAs are pretty cool and certain dorm buildings are more spacious than others, but they're all very nice.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: it's a hassle, but its also one of those "growing-up" processes that isn't really a walk in the park the first time you sign a lease. prices can be kind of steep, but its a college town in orange county where housing is hard to come by, so it's kind of expected. if you wanna reduce your rent, get a roommate (or several). the freedom is worth it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: pretty great, tons of options in the "circle" which is a few blocks from campus. it's better to walk to these areas anyways since parking can be such a hassle-especially considering it's a 2-3 block walk.

4 College Junior

Administration: of course no one likes to get in trouble, but i've never had a negative experience with public safety or the campus administration, just be reasonable and use your judgement, the rules are meant for your safety and consideration for others.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: great variety of scholarships. everyone that it accepted into the school is automatically applicable for academic scholarships. qualifying and receiving for these scholarships is completely dependent on your high school gpa

3 College Junior

Party Scene: depends on who you are and the kind of parties you like. i've always been able to go to a great party when i wanted to, with fun and laid back people/friends.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: dining hall plans are pretty expensive-yes, it's all you can eat, but not everyone will get their moneys worth (sorority girls eat way less than the football team, but everyone pays the same price). variety is great, food options are always customizable! i like einsteins-im a huge coffee and addict and i love bagels, so i can get a $5 meal of coffee and a bagel w/cream cheese and be on my way. lines can be pretty long if you go during high time (i.e.: the 15 minute break between classes that's right around lunch time)

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It really varies depending on where you live on campus. The freshman dorms are very nice, some of the on campus apartments are fine, but not as nice-they could use some updates. Ammenities are great! Theres a dorm pool, a beach volleyball area, and a basketball court. The cafeteria has great food options; there's something for everyone's diet, no matter if your vegan, gluten free, a vegetarian, have allergies, or don't have any restrictions. The best options for housing would probably be Glass Hall because it's nice and new, but still pretty reasonable. Harris apartments are pretty crummy and so are the North and South Morlan rooms. The freshman dorms (Pralle-Sodaro and Henley) are nice. All of the on campus housing is located on the block across the street from main campus. Cost can vary, it all depends on how many roommates you're willing to have and the dorm/apartment quality itself. Housing process is pretty easy, its an online lottery-like system.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Great when you find it but hard to find.

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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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