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Brandman University Data & Information Overview

385 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
93% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Brandman University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Brandman University Ranked?

#311 Best Colleges in Nation
#51 Best Colleges in CA
Teacher Education Grade Specific Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Brandman University was awarded 385 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

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Overall Quality

Brandman is ranked #311 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Brandman held the #313 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 168 colleges in California, Brandman is ranked at #51.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Brandman?

93% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Brandman University since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about Brandman University admissions.

Brandman University Faculty

22 to 1 Student to Faculty
11% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Brandman University, this rate is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Brandman University is 11%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  11 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brandman University

19% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 19% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Brandman University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  19 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Brandman University.

Brandman University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,090 Full-Time Undergraduates
34.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.5% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,114 undergraduates at Brandman with 2,090 being full-time and 4,024 being part-time.

How Much Does Brandman University Cost?

$27,866 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
$36,324 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Brandman is $27,866. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Brandman, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Brandman, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $9,081 a year. That adds up to $36,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brandman is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Brandman Graduates Make?

Average Earnings Boost

Location of Brandman University

California State
2,090 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Brandman University is a public institution situated in Irvine, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Brandman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-341-9800

Brandman University Majors

26 Majors With Completions
1,489 Undergraduate Degrees
1,831 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Brandman University. Of these students, 1,489 received undergraduate degrees and 1,831 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 413 $54,565
General Psychology 217 $31,692
Liberal Arts General Studies 165 $44,893
Interdisciplinary Studies 133 NA
Social Work 132 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 62 $30,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 60 NA
Computer Information Systems 36 NA
Sociology 30 $39,940
Legal Support Services 18 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Brandman University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Brandman

99% Take At Least One Class Online
99% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 9,659 students took at least one online class at Brandman University. This is a decrease from the 10,986 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9,659 9,659
2019-2020 10,986 10,986
2018-2019 9,772 8,143
2017-2018 8,031 6,199
2016-2017 6,887 5,110

Learn more about online learning at Brandman University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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