Brandman University Part of the Chapman University System

16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

School Details

Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System.  Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is home to over 5,500 students in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With over 50 undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.  

As a member of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL), this university is one of the largest credential granting bodies in California and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  The baccalaureate and DNP Programs at Brandman are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

In order to apply for undergraduate admission, students need to have at least 12 transferable baccalaureate-level credits (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university.  Students must also have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all prior college-level coursework.  There are numerous fully online programs available for students pursuing their bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctorate degree, or certifications.  Through this program, students can access various student services online, including admission, financial aid, and registration.  Blackboard software allows students to virtually communicate with classmates and professors.        

Brandman University allows students enrolled in eligible programs to apply for financial aid in order to assist them in getting their education—in full or in part.  Aid is available in the form of need-based and non-need based grants, loans, and external scholarships. Eligibility is established through a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that needs to be completed annually.  It is important to note that financial aid is not available for students who are only seeking certificate programs and for courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)


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  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Private, not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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