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There are some solid reasons to attend thisQuite BrightBiology
There are some solid reasons to attend this school. First, if you can afford the 70k year and want to be at a small high school like college size and you can't get in to a UC you might like this. Teacher ratio is good and they seem to care. My classes were not super hard however and it seems like the faculty bends over backwards to help all of the kids even the ones not working as hard. Socially outside of class there is not much to do. No one pays attention to the sports teams and no greek system. Big LGBT community, makes you feel welcome. Overall if I was going into politics or wanted to be a teacher would be a good choice.
3rd Year Female -- Class 1921
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Education Quality: C
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Administration fosters a culture of indifference and condescQuite BrightPsychology
Administration fosters a culture of indifference and condescension towards students. If you want a forced triple in you junior year, or you like rules applied with arrogance and without explanation, or you want to attend an institution at which the administration ignored a very real rape scandall and culture on campus until widely reported in the press, then this is the place for you.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Useful Schoolwork: B, Individual Value: F
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Occidental is perfectly challenging.BrightBiology
Occidental is perfectly challenging. I feel like you know that going in- if you read the mission statement. Occidental is preparing you for an increasingly interdependent and pluralistic world by challenging you to push yourself to your absolute greatest. The choice is up to the student though. To help to do this Occidental has amazing resources like AMP and SSAP that you can go to for extra help to help you excel. Occidental not only has these resources but has amazing research opportunities and internships that are exclusively for Oxy students. However, even then it is up to the student to go out of their way to apply to them. This is what makes your Occidental education a selling point for graduate school and for the work force taking upon those opportunities that you just don't get at state schools. Occidental College has the tools to make your education more than ?just a liberal arts education? I feel as though some just don't take upon the opportunity. Here is an example. Everyday a newsletter goes out with everything going around on campus and sometimes internship opportunities. That is where I found my internship with a big biotech company. When people asked me how did I get it I told them where and they said they never read the newsletter. The opportunities are there friends you just have to open an email or two. Also they choose a certain type of student body on purpose- because they realize people aren't cookie cutter shaped like the state school system makes people seem. They give people a chance to take upon the opportunity because they see your potential. Also every professor I have had is willing to take time out of their day to help. I have had professors in the Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Education and UEP all set up a meeting with me outside of office hours. Their doors are always open. The way they stress writing is extremely important for your future no matter what direction you are going into. Occidental is an expensive school but if you take upon the resources and opportunities available to you it is worth it. I know my feelings will not change after graduation either.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Maintenance: A-
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