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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
730
25th
640
75th
730
25th
630
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,838
Declined 4,101
Total Received 6,939
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Private

2,103

undergraduate students

1

graduate 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,104
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
730
25th
640
75th
730
25th
630
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,838
Declined 4,101
Total Received 6,939

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

72%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$36,748

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,980
Room $9,450
Board $8,030
Additional fees $596
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $75,296
Average Financial Aid - $36,748
Total with Avg. Aid $38,548

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,152,981
State $2,042,215
Institutional $39,922,439
Other external $1,071,392
Total $45,189,027

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $5,105,765
Other external $640,992
Total $5,746,757
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 323 259-2548
F: 323 259-4961
finaid@oxy.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

rugby, ultimate frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

dance team, rugby, ultimate frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, karate club, kickball, outdoors club, soccer, surfing, rock climbing, ski and snowboarding, table tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Area Studies, Other.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cognitive Science, General.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Science.
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Mathematics, General.
Music, General.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Diplomacy/world Affairs
  3. Spanish/french Studies

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,104

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,103
students

Female
58%
1,211

Male
42%
892

0%

1
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,076
students

Female
58%
1,197

Male
42%
879

2%

27
students

Female
52%
14

Male
48%
13

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented China
Germany
India
Singapore
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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