This is a pretty typical liberal arts college. Not too much of a heavy greek or sports culture, but there is still the active...
This is a pretty typical liberal arts college. Not too much of a heavy greek or sports culture, but there is still the active presence on campus. Certain sports are more heavily represented than others - football, track. The academic atmosphere is pretty standard, no emotional breakdowns every night, but not something you just glide through. Finally, there are plenty of extracurriculars, ways to start your own clubs, and opportunities you can take advantage of in the neighborhood and the city.
Occidental College as an educational institution strives to establish an environment where individuals learn from each other ...
Occidental College as an educational institution strives to establish an environment where individuals learn from each other with regard to race, political identification, sexuality, gender identification, class background, and cultural heritage. Further, it strives for and exceeds this goal. Occidental College is a place full of bright, kind, hard working individuals that work to make the world a more accepting and better place.
This college would greatly benefit from a larger applicant pool; the student body would be more diverse not merely in terms o...
This college would greatly benefit from a larger applicant pool; the student body would be more diverse not merely in terms of race but also in political ideology and overall academic achievement. I feel that this campus has a very liberal slant; in many instances, politically correct language is held to the utmost importance. As a result, discussions about political issues tend to be one-sided both inside and outside of the classroom. I feel that this stifles dissenting voices which are important to fostering diverse viewpoints which is one of the important things this college wanted to promote. (the irony...). Even the clubs in this campus have a liberal slant (take a look at the list of clus; you will see a trend or repetition). However, this campus does have a Republican club (albeit a small one) which I hope will help to serve as a haven for students with dissenting views. The professors, in my experience, are generally very knowledgeable and helpful both inside and outside of the classroom. If you make an appointment with them outside of their regular office hours, they will meet you, help you with study strategies, and get to know you personally. The classes are generally small and the level of participation varies among classes. I find that there is always that one student who is always enthusiastically participating which can be intimidating. It is very important to make some acquaintances in your classes; you will need them for notes. The CAE is helpful but has its limits; it needs to have more student tutors for each subject. The students in the writing center are generally able to help you polish your essay's grammar and flow but are often unable to provide feedback for thesis statements and the content of the essay. The social scene tends to be sluggish on fridays and the weekends. It is important to have a friend that can drive and transportation since pasadena is a short drive away. In my experience, it is very easy to become isolated in your dorm or the library if you are not careful but I suppose it is partially my fault for not joining enough clubs. The food here is generally very good; the portions are gigantic and it is easy to overeat even with Meal Plan C. If you want to watch your weight, avoid the cooler unless you are trying to get fruit, yogurt, and coffee. After a late night study session, the pizzas and candy will be tempting. This school is very expensive even for a private. Generous financial aid is required for most students to attend.
So may kids are depressed, or afraid to go to social events because of the rape culture. This school puts on a great show bef...
So may kids are depressed, or afraid to go to social events because of the rape culture. This school puts on a great show before you arrive, but they are completely unsupportive of students, the professors are generally unavailable outside of class, and the fees are endless.
I would have told myself as a high school senior to always go with your gut and it is okay to be alone sometimes. Your gut is...
I would have told myself as a high school senior to always go with your gut and it is okay to be alone sometimes. Your gut is there to protect you. If I went with my gut, I would have never second guessed myself and I would have never been betrayed by the group of people who I thought were my close friends. Resulting in this, I ended up alone and with very little confidence in myself. However, I learned that it is okay to be alone. When you are by yourself read a book, it builds character, or simply take time to learn more about yourself. You do not have to be with a group of friends to be happy. If you go with your gut you will protect yourself from betrayal and you will realize that not everyone is meant to be a trustworthy friend. You will find those few friends that you can count on. Until then it is okay to be alone. It gives you time to mature and grow as a person to make a decision on who deserves to be in your life.
I wish I would have known how to use all the free time I had and handle betrayal.
A person who is enjoys the small classrooms and close interactions with their classmates and professors.
Small liberal arts college with amazing faculty and endless opportunities in the wonderful city of Los Angeles.
Small liberal arts college with amazing faculty and endless opportunities in the wonderful city of Los Angeles.
Don't be afraid. Make the right decision and hold onto your aspirations no matter how hard it gets. Do everything you can to make this easier on your parents, I know it seems like they are stubborn and unfair, but this is justified. Everyone is telling you you will regret this, but everything is possible! Just don't be afraid to put yourself out there and take advantage of everything. It isn't about the grades and scores and even the major, it's who you are. And you have everything you need to be everything you want to be. So be fearless.
Someone looking to challenge themselves and is ready to find and take advantage of opportunities.
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY (was not on the list of choices) My classmates, the ones that I spend the majority of my time with, are su...
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY (was not on the list of choices) My classmates, the ones that I spend the majority of my time with, are super energized & focused with high academic aspirations and standards while remaining patient, open, kind and full of laughter. They are also fierce and passionate about social justice issues and urban sustainability. They are inspiring.
Remember to be courageous. While you have no control over things that happened to you in the past you can control what happens in your future. YOU are the creator of your life even when it doesn't feel like it, and you're creating in collaboration with the Divine so you never need to feel alone. Think of your life as a feature film and YOU are the star. As you go thru school do it with the mindset of "claiming your education." I promise you learning will be so much more fun if you're really a part of it. Remember that you have all the answers and that they will surface exactly when you need them to. Remember that there is magic in your life and remember to be grateful. Be grateful for your mother and father, your sisters and brother and everyone else in your life who you consider your family and community. Remember to be grateful for all the fortune in your life. Don't worry so much about other people and whether they like you. You are a writer and your experiences will inspire your stories and your stories will inspire many. Practice math.
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY (was not on the list of choices) People that shouldn't attend this school are ones that don't want to challenge the status quo. People come to Antioch because they want to make a difference in the world and because they want to give back. they understand that education is a privilege and they want to use their education in the service of others.
The most important advice that I could've given to myself is that I should've applied for scholarships. Scholarships are very...
The most important advice that I could've given to myself is that I should've applied for scholarships. Scholarships are veryy useful especailly if I am applying for a private unversity next spring. Also, procristination is my enemy in college because the professors are always giving new lessons and new assigments. Another advice that I would given to myself is that I have to manage my time really well between work, school, and studying. These advices are very significant and it would've made life better.
The campus is small, you will have seen and/or met the majority of the people within the first month. The majority of the pro...
The campus is small, you will have seen and/or met the majority of the people within the first month. The majority of the professors are really accessible and willing to help. There is a section in the library that helps students with their homework from 6pm to 9pm. The Career and Development office is always sending emails with possible internships and job opportunities.
I would tell myself to become sociable and make as many friends as possible. It is important to be involved in different clubs and organizations because you get to meet new people and acquire leadership roles and skills. I would also encourage myself to approach professors with questions and attend their office hours to get help. I would advice myself to review class notes and readings twice a week to get a better understanding and so I can be better prepared for quizzes and tests. Having a group of classmates to work on homework together or compare answers is very helpful. Also looking for internships in the career paths that might interest you is important to do because then you have a little glimpse of the occupation and an idea of whether you want to pursue it or not.
You shouldn't attend this school if you are really shy or conservative. There is not a lot to do on campus and it takes more than an hour to go anywhere on public transportation. If you are party person, there isn't many events or people to dance with.
Occidental College is a liberal arts institution that challenges students academically and encourages them to live their coll...
Occidental College is a liberal arts institution that challenges students academically and encourages them to live their college experience to the fullest.
I would tell myself to stick with basketball, because at the time, I was burnt out from an injury and didn't want to play anymore. My coach and professors have challenged me here at Occidental to be a better student, athlete, and person. I would also encourage myself to pursue extracurricular opportunities, especially on-campus work and internships.
The worst thing about my school is that there is little going on during the weekends. With the amount of work spent studying for classes, it would be nice to have a better balance with social activities sponsored by the school.
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