Cinema Department Ranked Among Nation's Best Film Schools

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
OC WEEKLY -- Finishing ahead of the likes of Stanford, Loyola Marymount, Cal State Northridge and San Francisco State, the film school at plucky independent Chapman University in Orange has been named the fifth best in California and seventh best in the nation. The national rankings of the California schools behind Chapman are: Loyola Marymount University (8); Stanford University (16); California State University, Northridge (22); San Francisco State University (23). The Hollywood Reporter called this “its widest-ever survey,” relying on more than 2,300 ballots from the guilds, the Film Independent and American Cinematheque nonprofits and the schools themselves. Their responses were weighed with the help of “educational insiders” and resulted in a less Hollywood-centric list, according to the pub.