About Orange Coast College

Founded in 1947, Orange Coast College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 21,731 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Orange Coast College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 31:1. There are 258 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Orange Coast College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at OCC are considered , with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Orange Coast College.

Orange Coast College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    25 Students rated on-campus housing 2.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    36 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    36 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    36 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    35 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    36 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    36 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Orange Coast College?

37 Students rated Orange Coast College

Isabella - 07/03/2023

I went to this school for volleyball and only stayed a semester due to mental health. However, I do not blame the school for any of it. They had an amazing amount of resources. Coaches and professors were huge on self care and understood me taking mental health days to go and see my therapist who was also provided by the school. I stayed at the apartments right off of campus and that was a mess if I'm being honest. However, that is not on OCC. My only issue with this school which is huge for me is how hard it was to make friends being an out of state student. Because this was a community college, no one lived on campus so everyone would go to class and leave. I was on a team which made it a bit easier and even that felt a bit weird at times

Bronson - 02/10/2023

I am a high school student that did dual enrollment during COVID. I was able to start taking some classes in aviation and start to fly. The classes were available to me at the time because of COVID and the opportunity to take them online. I was able to complete 5 online classes towards aviation while attending high school. When class rooms started to open up again, most of the classes for aviation opened during normal school hours. Therefore my options were limited again. But overall the experience I had with OCC and the college classes online was amazing.

Rosangela - 01/21/2021

Orange Coast College is a great transition school for students planning to transfer to 4-year institutions or non-traditional students. It is a large campus with a variety of options such as the library, Starbucks, labs, horticulture and, a brand new planetarium. OCC offers honors courses and an Honors Program. Online classes are very interesting despite the difficulties. The professors make efforts to help students and understand the challenges due to this new situation. Online classes save our time but I prefer going to school.

Eloise - 12/07/2020

It's an okay college if looking for general education. There are good counselors. The student overall seems pretty nice and friendly. Teachers are mostly good and attentive to their students. Be sure to check rate my professors before choosing classes!

Orange Coast College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Orange Coast College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Orange Coast College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Take the time now to set in place the habits you want to have during college (eating, exercise, study, etc.), because one college starts, life is stressful, and it's hard to do what you should be doing. If you practice now, you will be able to maintain those habits that will keep you healthy and make it easier for you to do well. If you don't, you will have a hard time succeeding in college.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who wants to transfer to the many wonderful California Universities.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is not focused and does not know what they want out of their college career.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about OCC is the constant urge you feel to transfer. My friends and I all know that OCC is the catalyst for our goals at a four year university. Without that constant pushing I wouldn't feel the need to progress my education. Thanks to the counselors and professors, it's easy to work your way up.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Orange Coast is a reputable two-year college with a great matriculation rate due to the rigorous programs and competent professors.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It has a much larger transfer rate, and was voted on of the best community college's in the nation.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that community college could be so lonely at times.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Most people are easy to get along with and talk to, if you are willing to go out of your way to talk to them first.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The school is best known for its soccer team, the many different fields of Arts; painting, film, phototagrophy, furniture design, fashion, interior design, flower design, and ceramics our welding is one of the best for community colleges companies like Miller, Lincoln Electric contact the school asking for welders all the time.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I do not feel frustrated with my school they truly set students up for success. The professors have high expectations and I feel prepared to transfer to the University of California.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    One of the most negative aspects about Orange Coast College which I find the same for most schools is overpopulation. It is extremely difficult to get into the classes one needs for their degree or general education, further making it close to impossible to transfer or get an AA in two years as intended.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I mostly brag about how many woman there are in the school, and how racially diverse the college is. Even though I try not to brag, I also talk about how helpful faculty is, and how nice the students are.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's a wonderful school and I enjoy the sunny and happy environment.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There aren't any stereotypes...well maybe the fact there's cute boys which is true but it's all in the preference.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

56% of students attending Orange Coast College receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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