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Tuition

$47,514

$47,514

not including room and board

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,574
Declined + 3,498
Total Received 6,072
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Diplomacy/World Affairs
  2. English
  3. Economics
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School Facts

Occidental College, founded in 1887, is a selective, liberal arts college. Its campus is located in Los Angeles, California.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,128
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4581
ACT 0350

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,128

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
55%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
52%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
56%
500-599
18%
30-36
48%
24-29
41%
18-23
11%
30-36
29%
24-29
59%
18-23
12%
30-36
34%
24-29
61%
18-23
5%
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120-acre suburban campus in northeast Los Angeles (population: 3,858,000). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to Pasadena, nearby shopping centers, beaches, and other local destinations. Public transportation serves campus.

Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 12% of male students
 
4 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
51%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
55%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
52%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
56%
500-599
18%
30-36
48%
24-29
41%
18-23
11%
30-36
29%
24-29
59%
18-23
12%
30-36
34%
24-29
61%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 2 (priority deadline)
January 10
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,574
Declined + 3,498
Total Received 6,072

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Vince Cuseo
Dean of Admission
P: 800 825-5262
F: 323 341-4875
admission@oxy.edu

Cost

Tuition $45,190
Room & board $12,940
Additional fees $1,080
Books & supplies $1,244
Total $60,454
Average Financial Aid - $41,535
Total with Avg. Aid $18,919

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,535

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,286,965
State $2,570,638
Institutional $35,719,613
Other external $873,594
Total $41,450,810

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,759,088
Other external $162,964
Total $2,922,052

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
orange and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Art History/Visual Arts
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Cognitive Science
Critical Theory/Social Justice
Diplomacy/World Affairs
Economics
English/Comparative Literary Studies
Film/New Media
French Literary Studies
Geology
Geophysics
Group Languages
History
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychobiology
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Literary Studies
Teaching
Theatre
Urban/Environmental Policy
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,128
students

Female
56%
1,198

Male
44%
930

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,113
students

Female
57%
1,189

Male
43%
924

undergraduatePart-time

1%

15
students

Female
60%
9

Male
40%
6

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

11%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Pati Pineiro-Goodenberger
Associate Dean of Admission
323 259-2700
pati@oxy.edu

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