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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone here presents themselves very well.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are very attractive and friendly. If you don't want to date anybody, there's plenty of eye candy ;)

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The Guys on Campus are great! There is someone for everyone :)

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Very friendly people, lots of smart people

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Occidental's tuition is over $60,000 a year. So, you can imagine that the population is mostly made up of pretty poor kids who get great financial aid or very wealthy kids who can afford that big of a bill. A lot of the people here are wealthy and their attitudes and personalities often reflect the negative side of wealth.

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The men and women of Oxy are pretty standard for any college. There is certainly not a lack of people on campus to hook up with or to start a relationship with, and very few people complain about that situation. While there is no over-abundance of beautiful people, there is no lack of them either. Most people at school seem satisfied with the hookup and relationship options, although several did say that they did not like the high school mentalities that a lot of people at Oxy have.

While most people at the school are sexually promiscuous, it is very rarely talked about openly and still carries a small stigma with it. Most people have random hookups and eventually people try their hand at relationships. For the most part, though, this is rarely talked about openly, and occasionally rumors can arise through the "Oxy Grapevine." But most students enjoy themselves and don't find the situation lacking, oftentimes preferring hooking up on campus rather than even considering looking elsewhere. As with any other place, any person who makes a serious effort can find a compatible person at Oxy to hook up with or get into a relationship with. Occidental has a very high rate of students that end up marrying each other later on in life, which shows how easy it can be for anyone to find people to have fun with or to become more seriously involved with. There are complaints about the guys and girls at Oxy, but they are very few, and seem to be on par with what could come from any school. Overall, the scene at Oxy is slightly above average and no serious worries ever arise from the students.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
56%
Male Undergrads
44%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
New students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, whose benefits include access to pharmacy drugs, including birth control.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Opening week square dance
  2. Programming Board dances
  3. Parties in Pauley Hall
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm room parties
  2. Off-campus house party
  3. After-dance parties
  4. Sex on the Beach party held every year
  5. Braun Hall laundry room
Social Scene
Occidental is very small, which often leads to people learning of rumors about themselves and friends or partners from the "Oxy Grapevine." Most students are outgoing and interactive, though, and there is very little open hostility among anyone on campus. Most people like to hang out on campus, usually drinking in small parties in the dorms. When dances are put on, they are a huge event for the students, and the majority of students will attend.
Hookups or Relationships?
Oxy definitely has a hookup culture that can lead to occasional relationships. Most relationships begin from meeting at a party or dance and hooking up with someone there. Sometimes this can lead to a relationship, but most of it is casual sex. This is changing with each new incoming freshman class into meeting people specifically for a relationship, but this change is gradual, and has had little overall effect.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Most people meet others by going to different dorms and partying at one of the many small, drinking get-togethers that go on each weekend. From there, friends, dating partners, and casual hookups begin. Students also meet through classes, and by finding other people in their dorms with similar tastes and personalities. Most hookups occur after the many dances and school-sponsored parties as well, and this can occasionally lead to hookup partners and even more rarely to serious relationships.
Dress Code
Most kids at Oxy dress very casually, and each person has their own distinct style. Some emphasis is placed on the kind of clothes that people wear, but this is rare. Usually people wear anything from sweatpants and pajamas to office-casual wear during the week, and dress up fairly nicely for the major school-sponsored events

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 22 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 21 responses

  • 26% Casual dating at your school
  • 26% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 13% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 13% None
  • 10% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-distance relationship
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 6 responses

  • 30% Programming Board dances
  • 20% Never really an ideal time
  • 10% Opening week square dance
  • 10% Parties in Pauley Hall
  • 10% On the quad
  • 10% In the Green Bean
  • 10% Class

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 17% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 15% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 55% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 30% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 75% Passionate, with a lot of commitments
  • 25% Always wants to be doing more
  • 0% Not very outgoing; smart in one particular field
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