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Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

Occidental College is a 4-year institution located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA  90041
United States
Contact Ms. Maricela Martinez
Vice President of Enrollment
Email: admission@oxy.edu
Phone: 323-259-2700
Fax: 323-341-4875

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Area Studies, Other Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,495
Applied
2,484
Accepted
1,965
Enrolled
38%
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Female Admissions

3,866
Females Applied
1,579
Females Accepted
41%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,629
Males Applied
905
Males Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.63
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 10th March 25th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 31st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 670 740
SAT Math 670 750
ACT Composite 30 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

59,970
Private
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Fees

596
Full-time student fees
17,330
Room & board
9,864
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

48,774
Avg. Financial Aid Package
48,038
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
23,079
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,697
Avg. Loan Aid
13,406
Avg. Grant Aid
42,098
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,965
Total Undergrad students
6%
International Students
58%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.68%
Black or African American 4.58%
White or Caucasian 47.81%
Asian 13.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 11.05%
Other 1.07%

Gender

Male (42.04%)
Female (57.96%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 78%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Dance Production, Fall Fest/Spring Fest and Apollo Night

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
Greek sororities Checkmark
Local fraternities
Local sororities Checkmark

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Surveillance cameras; emergency notification system; blue light phones

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

256
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 194
Part-time - 62
Male - 132
Female - 124
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