Tuition & Fees

$54,686

$54,686

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
50%
500-599
4%
700-800
40%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
30-36
66%
24-29
31%
18-23
3%
30-36
31%
24-29
62%
18-23
7%
30-36
51%
24-29
47%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,831
Declined + 3,944
Total Received 6,775
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Private (nonprofit)

2,055

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4581
ACT 0350

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Location

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 2,055
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: 3,976,322). 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

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
62%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
50%
500-599
4%
700-800
40%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
30-36
66%
24-29
31%
18-23
3%
30-36
31%
24-29
62%
18-23
7%
30-36
51%
24-29
47%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application 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 Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,831
Declined + 3,944
Total Received 6,775

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
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
Vice President of Enrollment
P: 800 825-5262
F: 323 341-4875
admission@oxy.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$47,741

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,090
Room & board $15,496
Additional fees $596
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $71,432
Average Financial Aid - $47,741
Total with Avg. Aid $23,691

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,068,987
State $1,970,637
Institutional $38,194,431
Other external $1,089,912
Total $43,323,967

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,605,523
Other external $533,384
Total $5,138,907
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

State aid form
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Gina Becerril
Director of Financial Aid
gbecerril@oxy.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Karate, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Jujitsu, Karate, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Jaime Hoffman (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Anahit Aladzhanyan (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
orange and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Art/Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Cognitive Science
Comparative Studies in Literature/Culture
Computer Science
Critical Theory/Social Justice
Diplomacy/World Affairs
East Asian Languages/Cultures
Economics
English
French
Geology
Group Languages
History
Japanese
Kinesiology
Latino/Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Media Arts/Culture
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Teaching
Theatre
Urban/Environmental Policy
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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

2,055

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,055
students

Female
58%
1,189

Male
42%
866

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,035
students

Female
58%
1,178

Male
42%
857

1%

20
students

Female
55%
11

Male
45%
9

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

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

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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