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patrick.simpson

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I am in the same boat. I feel like Chapman and LMU are neck and neck in terms of ranking so reputation isn’t as big of a factor. I really liked visiting Chapman’s campus and meeting the faculty. Unfortunately, COVID-19 screwed up my in-person interview and tour of LMU so that was a bummer.
 
@patrick.simpson Dude, my experience was the exact opposite. I got the full treatment at LMU but didn't get a chance to meet with anyone over at Chapman haha. I've been doing a lot of research and speaking with anyone I can about them. Incredibly similar in rep, the only major differences are LMU's 3rd year and Chapman being way down in Orange. If you've got a chance, you should reach out to Patricia Meyer at LMU, she was wonderful to speak with about the program.
 

patrick.simpson

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@patrick.simpson Dude, my experience was the exact opposite. I got the full treatment at LMU but didn't get a chance to meet with anyone over at Chapman haha. I've been doing a lot of research and speaking with anyone I can about them. Incredibly similar in rep, the only major differences are LMU's 3rd year and Chapman being way down in Orange. If you've got a chance, you should reach out to Patricia Meyer at LMU, she was wonderful to speak with about the program.

Funny how we had totally different experiences. I honestly loved both schools and it's now down to the wire. My Chapman deposit is due this Friday and obviously it's making me anxious. I feel like LMU has much more flexibility and is less rigid than Chapman in that you don't follow a specific track until later on in the program.
 
Funny how we had totally different experiences. I honestly loved both schools and it's now down to the wire. My Chapman deposit is due this Friday and obviously it's making me anxious. I feel like LMU has much more flexibility and is less rigid than Chapman in that you don't follow a specific track until later on in the program.
Yeah I feel the same way. You should email Chapman, they gave me an extension to April 15th. I'm feeling great about both of them, but I think I'm giving the edge to LMU. The location can't be beat, plus I'm planning on trying to intern/work at a studio or production company and take some classes at the comedy schools in town. Can't do that from Chapman, it's just too far away.
 
Hello! Current first year Chapman MFA Screenwriter. I've been in Los Angeles for about a decade and I'm currently (before the world shut down anyway) commuting to school. I know the decision is a lot and info is limited, so please ask me questions!
 

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