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
SAT Range
ACT Range

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.

STUDENT LIFE

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?

35 Students rated Orange Coast College

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!

Alexandra - 10/21/2020

I believe Orange Coast College is a phenomenal school to start your college career. They provide an immense amount of resources, exceptional professors, and counselors willing to go out of their way, to make sure their students succeed. Orange Coast College has transitioned to online school smoothly. The faculty always makes sure their students have the resources to be successful, even if they're not there in person. As an incoming freshman this year, it was intimidating to take on my first year of college online. The Orange Coast College Counselors have guided me through this transition remarkably. They are always quick to respond to my questions from picking the right classes, to picking the right schools to transfer to. I am confident that I am on the right path to transfer out in two years, because of them. They have given me the opportunity to go to schools I didn't even think were possible for me. If you are looking for a superior school to start your college career, Orange Coast College is the place to go.

Eli - 09/06/2020

I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend such an amazing community college, it hardly feels like a community college at all. The professors I have met have been passionate about learning and empathetic to the students. I would recommend this college to any student searching a high level of education for a very good investment price.

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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Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

21,731

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

52

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
20%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
34%
% White or Caucasian
33%

TUITION & AID

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.

Cost Out of State

$6,728

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,791

Books and Supplies

$12,492

Room and Board

21,011

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,933
$30 - $48K
$8,981
$48 - $75K
$11,410
$75 - $110K
$12,945
$110K & UP
$15,303

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