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Tuition & Fees

$51,070

$51,070

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,652
Declined + 3,259
Total Received 5,911
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Private (nonprofit)

2,112

undergraduate students

2

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 4581
ACT 0350

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
56%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
700-800
24%
600-699
52%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
55%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
36%
18-23
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
57%
18-23
7%
30-36
46%
24-29
52%
18-23
2%
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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 2,114
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Los Angeles, CA

120-acre, suburban campus in northeast Los Angeles (population: 3,844,307). 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
82%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
55%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
56%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
700-800
24%
600-699
52%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
55%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
36%
18-23
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
57%
18-23
7%
30-36
46%
24-29
52%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 2 (priority deadline)
January 15
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

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,652
Declined + 3,259
Total Received 5,911

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

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

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 $50,492
Room & board $14,460
Additional fees $578
Books & supplies $1,244
Total $66,774
Average Financial Aid - $44,918
Total with Avg. Aid $21,856

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$44,918

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,140,272
State $2,259,430
Institutional $35,912,961
Other external $1,869,974
Total $42,182,637

Non-need-based

Federal
State $8,435
Institutional $3,304,443
Other external $655,402
Total $3,968,280

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
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%

2,112
students

Female
57%
1,210

Male
43%
902

Graduate

0%

2
students

Female
50%
1

Male
50%
1

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,090
students

Female
58%
1,199

Male
42%
891

undergraduatePart-time

2%

22
students

Female
50%
11

Male
50%
11

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
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

26%

Transfer applicants accepted

32%

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: April 1

Spring: November 1

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

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