Total Enrollment: 2,102
Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting: Urban
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Highest Degree Offered: Masters
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 2,089
Total Grad Enrollment: 13
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Occidental provides a personal student body and faculty relationship. The campus is small yet scenic. There are a variety of student activities and it's location is in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
Occidental doesn't have a 50/50 male to female student ratio. 60% of the school is female so females have a less admissions chance than males. The school is also suburban so the city is kind of far...
The incredible faculty. At one point UCLA and USC both had anti-nepotism rules, so Oxy was where all the trailing spouses went to teach. And what spouses! Absolutely first class!!
They've switched from trimesters to semesters since I went there. Trimesters were wonderful: 10 weeks to focus on only 3 subjects. Sadly, they've reverted to the usual semesters.
Academics (absolutely wonderful professors and small classes), and the social life (my best friends were made at Occidental.)
High cost - but it is similar to other private schools and is worth it!
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