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Occidental College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Female
Not so bright
Lowest Rating
Excess Competition
B+
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
A+
She rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Sep 25 2014
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
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.
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