College Junior 2013-10-23T22:04:22Z
Financial aid is amazing! Over 75% of the school is on some sort of financial aid
College Junior 2013-10-23T22:03:28Z
For a liberal arts school, there is a great variety and I know many people that are doing their own major. I was disappointed when they got rid of the teaching credential program though
College Junior 2013-10-23T21:58:54Z
We are right in the heart of LA, so the food variety is amazing!
College Junior 2013-10-23T21:51:52Z
Not many people live off campus. It is expensive.
College Sophomore 2013-08-30T00:05:47Z
The process of getting into my kinesiology major was very easy. I actually came in undeclared, though I was thinking I would major in art. However, I changed my mind and decided on kines. All I had to do to get into the program was pick up a form and have the department head sign it.
College Sophomore 2013-08-30T00:01:12Z
I'm in the kinesiology department at Oxy and so far I love it! The professors I've had so far are great (though difficult!) andI love it. There are many opportunities for internships and research, which is great for experience.
College Senior 2013-08-03T18:59:43Z
Health & Safety:
The Emmons Health Center is one of the best health centers for mental health issues. They offer compassionate people who really made a difference in saving my life. Although I ultimately transferred, I think about them all of the time, because of how deeply they cared.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T20:05:26Z
It was very helpful and provided the assistance I require to be able to attend.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T23:38:11Z
Whoever says the facilities at Oxy are unsatisfactory is almost definitely writing from a pre-2013 perspective (probably even earlier). There have been MANY renovations in recent years and the buildings are pristine. There are always a plethora of campus events, such as the annual Springfest, which has brought in artists like Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, and Common for free performances available to all students. The facilities at Oxy are excellent and continue to improve.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T23:35:26Z
Academics have absolutely been the best and most valuable component of my time at Oxy. Every single professor I've met is incredibly devoted to their students and passionate about what they do. Going into office hours is a great way to succeed in class and discover some of the amazing things your professors are up to. The workload is very intense but manageable.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T20:57:03Z
Los Angeles- can't beat it. Enough said. I live here at Oxy year round (winter sport athlete and summer researcher) and it's never been colder than 55 in the day, although in the summer it can heat up a little bit. But seriously, you really can't beat SoCal weather.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T20:55:46Z
Eagle Rock, Glendale, Burbank and the always decadent Pasadena are all within 15 minutes of Oxy, making for truly great eating out options. If you don't have a car, Eagle Rock (the neighborhood surrounding Oxy) has FANTASTIC local restaurants and food trucks.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T20:52:58Z
Oxy works hard to educate its students on the effects of alcohol and drugs on education and learning. However, despite this and because of our close proximity to Mexico and Northern California, access to marijuana is easy as well as other more hard drugs. However, I rarely hear of students using the more drastic drugs.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T20:49:16Z
Oxy prides itself on its diversity, and is a major factor for many students deciding to come to Occidental. However, when it comes to diversity of political beliefs, Oxy is pretty much liberal dominant, with a few closet conservatives. (They have to hide, lest be destroyed.)
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T00:06:59Z
The only thing keeping Oxy from being A+ is that the school gives loans.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T17:40:22Z
The facilities are pretty great. Most of the buildings have been renovated and they continue to have changes. But overall the facilities are very nice and clean except for one dorm which only freshman can live in. So just beware of Braun Hall even thought living there was still great.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T17:37:50Z
The campus safety officers can come off strict with underage drinking but it is not as bad s you would think. When you are written up for conduct issues, you have a meeting about that issue and depending on what it is you just have to write a reflection. Just be careful about drinking and be quiet about it.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T17:24:01Z
Parking on campus is pretty great. There is many parking spaces around the dorms and it is pretty easy to get a nice spot. The spaces are not extremely close to the lecture buildings but they are close enough that any student can walk to their car and lecture classes without any time at all.
College Sophomore 2013-07-16T17:22:21Z
Eagle Rock is a great town. There are so many nice and cute restaurants around the town. Eagle Rock is also located in between Pasadena and Glendale which are great shopping and recreational centers for college students to go hang out. About 20-25 minutes away from Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach. It is even closer to downtown LA which is great to see.
College Senior 2013-07-07T21:24:03Z
Parking at Oxy is pretty great. You don't have to pay for a permit. The only thing is, as the college accepts more students, "good" parking near your dorm is getting a little harder to find.
College Senior 2013-07-07T21:19:00Z
Oxy has the kind of majors you would expect to find at a liberal arts institution. Though, don't take any of the majors lightly; there are no majors with easy workloads at this college.
College Senior 2013-07-07T21:14:09Z
I think the campus safety officers are rather chill and understand that they are watching over college students just trying to have fun. Though, when Oxy administration gets involved they are pretty strict.
College Junior 2013-05-02T05:13:50Z
The dining halls suck because they have a decent amount of variety, but it's all so s****y. The prices also are horrendous; it averages out to about $10 a meal, which unless you're an athlete and you eat massive amounts of food, is ridiculous. Meal plans are a waste of money, and almost everything you can buy with flexdine is also overpriced. Places that are slightly off campus, like in Dinkytown, are pretty good though (most of them anyways).
College Junior 2013-04-16T23:54:24Z
I would say that there is definetely ways to obtain it but many people do not pressure others to do them. I feel most people at Occidental are mature and respect people for their choices so if someone is not into that scene it is possible to avoid.
College Junior 2013-04-16T23:52:01Z
The public transportation is not very reliable but I like that the campus offers bengal busses that take you to local places like pasadena and glendale so that's enough to venture out a little.
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