Occidental College Rankings

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In the World#1591 of 14178
In North America#500 of 2629
In the United States#454 of 2528
In California#43 of 252
In Los Angeles#6 of 33

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
37%
Average SAT
1390
Average ACT
30
Avg. cost to attend
$35,362 /y
Aid receiving
75%
Undergraduates
1,985
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
oxy.edu

Occidental College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate37%36%37%
Applicants7,5012,9104,591
Admissions2,7521,0381,714
Freshmen enrolled full time562252310

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
383 or 68%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1300
or below

75% of them
had 1480
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Occidental College are 1300-1480 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
255 or 45%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 28
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Occidental College are 28-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White963 (49%)
Asian306 (15%)
Hispanic281 (14%)
Two or more races172 (9%)
Nonresident Alien144 (7%)
Black or African American82 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown33 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$35,362/year
Average aid awarded
$38,770
Students receiving aid
75%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$13,146
$30-48K$17,662
$48-75K$19,364
$75-110K$27,417
$110K+$47,265

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$55,980$55,980
Tuition in-state$55,980$55,980
Tuition out-of-state$55,980$55,980
Fee in-district$596$596
Fee in-state$596$596
Fee out-of-state$596$596

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,639
Combined charge for room and board$16,884
Room charge$9,124
Meal charge$7,760

Occidental College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Economics, General74
Biology & Biological Sciences, General42
International Relations and Affairs37
Sociology30
Psychology, General30
Political Science and Government, General18
Environmental Studies18
Physics, General16
Biochemistry16
Cognitive Science15
Film & Cinema & Video Studies15
Computer Science14
Geology & Earth Science, General13
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13
Chemistry, General13
English Language and Literature, General12
Comparative Literature12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General12
History, General10
Religion & Religious Studies9
Mathematics, General9
American & United States Studies & Civilization7
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis7
Spanish Language and Literature6
Art & Art Studies, General6
Music, General5
Area Studies, Other4
Philosophy4
East Asian Studies2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General2
French Language and Literature1
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other1
Chinese Language and Literature1
Grand Total474
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate86%84%88%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,364
Citations
74,921

Publication count by topic

Biology
393
Psychology
305
Political science
229
Chemistry
153
Sociology
149
Mathematics
124
Economics
102
History
98
Geology
92
Physics
85
Geography
81
Art
76
Philosophy
76
Medicine
70
Business
51
Computer science
43
Environmental science
36
Materials science
33
Engineering
24

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art2091,207
Philosophy702290
Psychology81019,671
Geography8392,744
Political science8621,381
Geology9542,785
Sociology9572,194
History1095103
Mathematics11736,587
Economics11762,380
Biology126918,425
Physics16481,985
Chemistry18926,704
Business2012647
Environmental science2246642
Medicine23532,124
Materials science3519378
Computer science3724337
Engineering404681

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199022428
199122381
199226429
199325413
199426573
199527573
199642639
199748587
199841680
199930737
200031855
200145978
2002311164
2003341228
2004351404
2005511626
2006431650
2007582054
2008632237
2009922445
2010902649
2011843123
2012903263
2013733461
20141033825
20151014236
20161004875
2017925105
20181124692
20191055728
2020865847

General info

Alternative namesOxy
Founded1887
WikipediaOccidental College
MottoOccidens Proximus Orienti
The West is nearest the East
Colorsorange, black
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; January-June). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff730
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90041-3392
United States
City population3,976,000
Phone3232592500
Fax+1 (323) 259 2958

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