2,055
Students
Financial aid thermometer
47,741
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
41
41%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Occidental College is a Comprehensive institution located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA  90041
United States
Contact Mr. Vince Cuseo
Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of the College
Email: admission@oxy.edu
Phone: 323-259-2700
Fax: 323-341-4875

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Foreign Languages Related Checkmark
French Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,775
Applied
2,831
Accepted
2,055
Enrolled
42%
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Female Admissions

4,089
Females Applied
1,707
Females Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,686
Males Applied
1,124
Males Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.64
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 15th March 25th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 660 650 720
SAT Math 660 630 720
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,090
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Fees

596
Full-time student fees
15,496
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

47,741
Avg. Financial Aid Package
48,188
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
28,730
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,074
Avg. Loan Aid
11,614
Avg. Grant Aid
40,172
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

2,055
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
51%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.77%
Black or African American 4.82%
White or Caucasian 50.95%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.05%
Asian 13.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 8.37%
Other 1.56%

Gender

Male (42.14%)
Female (57.86%)

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 79%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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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

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Dance Production, Hiking Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Black Student Alliance and Asian American Tutorial Project

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

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

277
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 188
Part-time - 89