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Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,073
Total Undergrads
Including 10 Part-time
573
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,605)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,745)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 42 38 - -
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 18 15 - Yes
Football 83 - - -
Golf 11 6 - -
Lacrosse - 19 Yes -
Soccer 26 20 - Yes
Softball - 15 - -
Swimming and Diving 11 17 - -
Tennis 16 9 Yes -
Volleyball - 18 - Yes
Water Polo 18 24 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.9%
Hispanic 14.0%
Non-resident alien 2.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 58.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 9%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 17
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Janet from Glendale, CA
  • 5
  • Oxy invests heavily in making on-campus life lively and enjoyable. Just last week they put on a founder's day carnival with free games, food, and a Ferris wheel. …

  • Apr-23-2012 Read More
  • Masha
  • 4
  • Students are required to live on campus for the first three years, with exceptions given to those who display strong academic achievement. The dorms are great places to build community…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from Los Angeles, CA
  • 4
  • Everyone's chill and respectful! -1 star because ResEd is not the most friendly or helpful group on campus... room draw can be your worst nightmare (which is absurd since we're…

  • Jul-16-2012 Read More
  • Kathleen from Chino, CA
  • 5
  • The rooms are good. First year is awesome because you are housed with only other first years so you make friends fast. It is nice to be able to make…

  • Aug-07-2013 Read More
  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • 4
  • Dorm rooms seemed super super small, and you have to live on campus for 3 years which is a downside. Our guide said their match up system for roommates was…

  • Mar-25-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • Mar-25-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Meal plans, but you have to pay individually for everything you buy (I.e. You buy an apple, you only pay for an apple). They had 3 different dining halls and seemed to really cater to any specific food tastes.

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  • 4
  • Kathleen from Chino, CA
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is good, and is actually better than most school's dining. Despite this, the food may get tiresome after a while due to a repetitive menu. Students have the ability to influence the menu though if they write in to the dining staff.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Littleton, CO
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Occidental caters very well to people on specialized diets: vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Their meat isn't the greatest (sometimes it would not look fully cooked), so you always have to be aware of that. For the best food, there are always long lines unless you eat at weird times, but it's usually worth it. The food options can get pretty boring and repetitive.

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  • 4
  • Emma from Shoreline, WA
  • Mar-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Oxy has 4 meals plan ranging A through D, with A being the largest of the meal plans. A is generally used by athletes, while C (the smallest meal plan allowed for freshman) is often not used up all the way by many students. There are two main dining facilities on campus, as well as a student-run coffee shop (very good!) and a food cart in one of the dorms.

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  • 4
  • Lexie from Hyde Park, MA
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    There is one main cafeteria on campus called the Market Place with a lot of diversity in their food. There is also a snack diner place called the Cooler with fried foods. There is also the coffee shop called the Green Bean and a coffee cart in one of the dorms.

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  • 5
  • William from Westminster, CA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Great food! Different selections every day that generally do not disappoint. Meal plan costs are a little high and sometimes go unspent, however. Dining options tend to get a little sparse on weekends.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • Mar-25-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They mentioned about 20% of students participated and that there were no houses on campus for sororities. It seems like a fun experience but isn't really emphasized here.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Littleton, CO
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Occidental doesn't focus much on Greek Life. There is only one national sorority here, so it doesn't give you a lot of options if that is what you are interested in. Oxy has two local sororities, which means they are Oxy-only. There is a co-ed fraternity, as well, and maybe 3-4 fraternities. Greek Life is pretty exclusive at Occidental, but the whole process itself is definitely more laid-back than the schools that take Greek Life really seriously.

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  • 0
  • Emma from Shoreline, WA
  • Mar-17-2013 I am a current student here

    There are some fraternities and sororities on campus, although the college doesn't encourage their presence.

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  • 0
  • William from Westminster, CA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a comparatively small part of campus. I believe around fifteen percent of the campus is a part of Greek life, but I could be wrong.

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  • 0
  • RIpsime from Van Nuys, CA
  • Aug-18-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are a few sororities and fraternities. They say that Greek life is big there but I have yet to find out.

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