Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
39%
Out-Of-State Students
51%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
58
Ethnicity
African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
Hispanic
14%
White
50%
Multiracial
8%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
18%
Student Organizations
101
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
81%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
orange and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf
Total Male Athletes
206
Total Female Athletes
139
Intramural Sports
11
Sports Club
5
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Water Polo
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
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.
Clarice from Portland, OR
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.
Emma from Shoreline, WA
#8 in the country for college dining!
Stephanie
This is no all-you-can-eat low quality buffet. The marketplace serves truly delicious food all day long. You can come and go as much as you please, because you only pay for what you want to eat. There's no way to gain the freshman 15 if you don't feel like you have to gorge yourself only once a day to save on meal money like at all you can eat schools! Plus, the marketplace workers are the friendliest people on campus, and they'll work to make you the food you want to eat!
Janet from Glendale, CA
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.
Kathleen from Chino, CA
Organic and healthy living is a priority at Occidental College. Several vegetarian/vegan options are set aside each day in order to ensure that all students have a diverse menu from which to choose. The servers are always friendly, get to know you as a person, and will even talk to you about your weekend plans. Occidental College is a top institution for food and dining with local and fresh-grown ingredients.
Masha
Food here is suppose to be one of the best!
Chad from Los Angeles, CA

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