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Brandman University Overview

Brandman University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Irvine, California. The location of Brandman is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Brandman University Known For?

1,033 Full-Time Undergraduates
$26,864 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Brandman.
  • In 2017-2018, 11% of the faculty were full-time.

Brandman University Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Brandman is ranked #1,589 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Brandman also holds the #111 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Brandman has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Brandman

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 134
Best Colleges for Veterans 242
Best Colleges for Diversity 479
Best Colleges 1,589

Where Is Brandman University?

Location of Brandman University

Contact details for Brandman are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into Brandman?

You can apply to Brandman online at:

Admission Requirements for Brandman

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Brandman?

68% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 68%, Brandman does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Can I Afford Brandman University?

$26,864 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Brandman is $26,864. 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.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Brandman, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $37 a year. That adds up to $148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brandman is 5.2%. 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.

Brandman University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,033 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,677 undergraduate students at Brandman, with 1,033 being full-time and 2,644 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Brandman

There are also 4,135 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,033 full-time undergraduates at Brandman, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Brandman

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brandman University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Brandman Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 116
Hispanic or Latino 147
White 581
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Brandman University. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Brandman University

6,199 Took All Classes Online
8,031 Took At Least One Class Online
10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 16 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Brandman. In 2017-2018, 8,031 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Brandman has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 7th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Brandman

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brandman University was 10.5%. This is the #109 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Brandman regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Brandman majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Child Development & Psychology 50%
Communication & Journalism 60%
Communication & Media Studies 60%
Curriculum & Instruction 6%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 67%
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 67%
Legal Professions 19%
Legal Support Services 88%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 11%
Liberal Arts General Studies 11%
Public Administration 33%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Public Health 67%
Social Work 6%
Student Counseling 96%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Brandman ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Brandman.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #3
General Social Sciences #4
Sociology #5
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #6
General Education #9
Curriculum & Instruction #10
Child Development & Psychology #11
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #11
Social Work #13
Public Health #17
Instructional Media Design #18
Legal Professions #19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #21
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #22
Public Administration #22
Liberal Arts General Studies #22
General Psychology #27
Teacher Education Grade Specific #27
Nursing #28
Computer Information Systems #30
Social Sciences #32
Psychology #32
Public Administration & Social Service #35
Educational Administration #38
Human Resource Management #38
Computer & Information Sciences #42
Criminal Justice & Corrections #45
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #46
Education #48
Business Administration & Management #64
Health Professions #71
Business, Management & Marketing #71

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Brandman University Majors

In 2017-2018, Brandman University awarded 2,048 undergraduate degrees and 2,468 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Business Administration & Management 0 253 343 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 2 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 43 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 5 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 20 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 82 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 18 0
Educational Administration 0 0 51 69
General Education 0 0 200 0
General Psychology 0 152 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 23 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 43 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 22 0
Legal Support Services 0 6 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 85 217 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 164 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 8 0 0
Nursing 0 7 0 56
Public Administration 0 0 26 0
Social Work 0 86 0 0
Sociology 0 31 0 0
Special Education 0 0 53 0
Student Counseling 0 0 48 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 47 98 0
Total 170 1,878 2,218 250


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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