Occidental College: Ranking & Review

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Los Angeles
rank
United States
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World
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75011705
Top 11%

Occidental College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate42%42%42%
Applicants6,7752,6864,089
Admissions2,8311,1241,707
Enrolled undergraduates564229335
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,9728471,125

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores313
Percent of students submitting SAT scores55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
685
Math
675

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores315
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite
29
ACT English
31
ACT Math
28

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Occidental College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$71,756$71,756
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,238 and other expenses per full academic year.

Occidental College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,637 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$52,260$52,260
Fees for full-time undergraduates$578$578
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$2,177$2,177
Tuition for Full-time graduates$52,260$52,260
Fees for full-time graduates$578$578
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$2,177$2,177

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sTotal
Social Sciences145145
Biological and Biomedical Sciences7373
Visual and Performing Arts4949
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies4545
Psychology3636
Physical Sciences3434
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2222
Natural Resources and Conservation2121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1818
Mathematics and Statistics1717
English Language and Literature & Letters1515
History1313
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1010
Philosophy and Religious Studies88
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Grand Total506506

A total of 506 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Occidental College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate84%83%85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%

General info

Alternative namesOxy
Founded1887
MottoOccidens Proximus Orienti
The West is nearest the East
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsorange, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff714
Instructional FTE213
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.oxy.edu
Address1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90041-3392
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population3,976,000
Phone3232592500
Fax+1 (323) 259 2958

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