StudentsReview :: Occidental College - Extra Detail about the Comment
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
California State Polytechnic University -- Pomona, CA
University of Southern Colorado -- Pueblo, CO
Vanguard University of Southern California -- Costa Mesa, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Occidental College

How this student rated the school
Alumni Survey
Describes the student body as:

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Highest Rating
Date: Dec 22 2013
Major: Kinesiology (This Major's Salary over time)
Oxy is not a wise investment. Even though it may be reputed for its academics, not many people have heard of it. I transferred out of Oxy due to its difficulty. The state schools were the only institutions willing to accept my units from Oxy. During my days, the dean at Oxy was frustrated that some students were leaving because of its rigor. The dean was questioning whether Office of Admissions were admitting the right prospective students. Also, there were issues with administration as well. In the course of 4 years, Oxy had changes in college presidents because they felt the school was poorly structured in areas like academics and admissions.

Even though the students are friendly, the values learned by peers might be bad such as nosy behavior and always wanting to know too much of others. Those were some of the values I took when I transferred to a state school and were viewed unacceptable by other classmates. My freshmen roommate at Oxy was bothered that I was not in a relationship and could not mind his own business. He called me "antisocial" and he was also antisocial himself. He was in his girlfriend's room 24/7 and never attended lectures. Also, my freshmen roommate was irritated that I was writing papers few weeks before due date instead of few days before.

This school exaggerates on the writing and some professors were questioned that they were testing students on material never discussed in class. Some professors do not like to give out A's even though some students deserve it. From my understanding, 5% of the student body get a 3.5 GPA or above. Over the years, when I met some Oxy alum, they expressed regrets going to Oxy due to senior comps and thesis, which are required for graduation.

For all you prospective students, good luck in making the most important decision of your life. Carefully research Oxy if you are serious about going there.

Don't let the marketing fool you!!

commentA number of the recent reviews seem to be almost identical in terms of issues raised and vocabulary employed.
Ask a Question or add a response!
Occidental College
Occidental College
Compare OccidentalSave Occidental