Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,576

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
45%
600-699
51%
500-599
4%
700-800
46%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
30-36
60%
24-29
39%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

9.5

students

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,752
Declined 4,749
Total Received 7,501
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Private

1,985

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Occidental College, founded in 1887, is a private, selective, liberal arts college. Its 120-acre campus is located in Los Angeles, California.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,985
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

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120-acre, suburban campus in northeast Los Angeles (population: 3,999,759). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to Pasadena, nearby shopping centers, beaches, and other local destinations. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Burbank Bob Hope

Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles
90041-3314

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Dance Production
  • Fall Fest/Spring Fest
  • Apollo Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Surveillance cameras; emergency notification system; blue light phones

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
45%
600-699
51%
500-599
4%
700-800
46%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
30-36
60%
24-29
39%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 10
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.61

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,752
Declined 4,749
Total Received 7,501

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $55,980
Room & board $16,034
Additional fees $596
Books & supplies $1,240
Other fees $1,700
Total $75,550
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Tuition prepayment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,985

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,985
students

Female
57%
1,129

Male
43%
856

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,962
students

Female
57%
1,117

Male
43%
845

2%

23
students

Female
53%
12

Male
47%
11

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 80%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

30

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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