Occidental College: Statistics

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#1543 of 14,134 In the World
#442 of 2,597 In North America
#398 of 2,496 In the United States
#41 of 249 In California
#6 of 31 In Los Angeles
#508 of 1,063 For Broadcast Journalism
Top50% For 11 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
41%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$41,102 /y
Aid receiving
77%
Undergraduates
1,839
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.oxy.edu

Occidental College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 41% 39% 42%
Applicants 6,939 2,624 4,315
Admissions 2,838 1,026 1,812
Freshmen enrolled full time 402 163 239

1,839 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
282 or 70%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1270
or below

75% of them
had 1460
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Occidental College are 1270-1460 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
165 or 41%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 28
or below

75% of them
had 33
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Occidental College are 28-33 (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

White 864 (47%)
Hispanic 295 (16%)
Asian 282 (15%)
Two or more races 184 (10%)
Nonresident Alien 116 (6%)
Black or African American 68 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 27 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$41,102/year
Average aid awarded
$35,498
Students receiving aid
77%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,452
$30-48K $13,475
$48-75K $18,209
$75-110K $29,981
$110K+ $49,854

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 capacity 1,639
Combined charge for room and board $17,480
Room charge $9,450
Meal charge $8,030

Occidental College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 69
International Relations and Affairs 37
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 36
Political Science and Government, General 25
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 23
Psychology, General 23
Biochemistry 20
Cognitive Science, General 19
English Language and Literature, General 17
Art & Art Studies, General 15
Environmental Studies 15
Computer Science 14
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 13
Sociology, General 13
History, General 11
Comparative Literature 11
Music, General 10
Mathematics, General 10
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis 9
Chemistry, General 8
Philosophy 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Geology & Earth Science, General 5
American & United States Studies & Civilization 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
Physics, General 3
Religion & Religious Studies 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
French Language and Literature 1
Area Studies, Other 1
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 1
Chinese Language and Literature 1
East Asian Studies 1
Grand Total 441
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 84% 80% 87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,055
Citations
68,991

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
726 / 11,502
Biology
358 / 21,378
Environmental Science
321 / 11,857
Psychology
232 / 13,320
Political Science
215 / 2,114
Business
199 / 2,326
Medicine
194 / 11,096
Physics
163 / 8,726
Economics
157 / 2,753
Sociology
151 / 2,152
Chemistry
132 / 6,811
Ecology
126 / 6,054
Art & Design
107 / 2,060
Computer Science
105 / 2,201
Demography
98 / 3,436
Public Policy / Administration
91 / 844
Social Psychology
83 / 3,795
Geology
80 / 2,626
History
76 / 196
Engineering
75 / 4,402
Zoology
64 / 4,470
Gender Studies
63 / 1,021
Geography and Cartography
61 / 2,137
Mathematics
59 / 7,767
Development Studies
55 / 1,801
Child Psychology
55 / 7,136
Philosophy
54 / 249
Political Economy
44 / 132
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
42 / 1,606
Cognitive Science
41 / 1,142
Botany
39 / 2,429
Paleontology
38 / 1,440
Classics and Ancient History
36 / 62
Condensed Matter Physics
35 / 410
Evolutionary Biology
35 / 993
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
33 / 24
Communications and Public Relations
33 / 383
Law
31 / 1,054
Nuclear Physics
31 / 776
Materials Science
31 / 444

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 373
1992 29 448
1993 27 407
1994 29 573
1995 27 573
1996 44 641
1997 49 612
1998 49 707
1999 32 789
2000 37 900
2001 47 1091
2002 34 1281
2003 39 1385
2004 35 1641
2005 55 1840
2006 51 1918
2007 67 2281
2008 66 2507
2009 100 2684
2010 99 2908
2011 91 3357
2012 96 3438
2013 83 3704
2014 106 4153
2015 101 4493
2016 106 5221
2017 94 5474
2018 119 5493
2019 110 6409
2020 111 6982
2021 108 7598

Occidental College alumni

  1. Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerpolitical writercommunity organizerstatesperson
    Biography

    Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

  2. Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm directorfilm producertelevision actor
    Biography

    Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears and Changing Lanes (both 2002).

  3. Emily Osment

    Emily Osment
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    actorsinger-songwritersingervoice actorcomposer
    Biography

    Emily Jordan Osment is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began her career as a child actress, appearing in numerous television shows and films, before co-starring as Gerti Giggles in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003). She played Lilly Truscott in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana (2006–2011) and appeared in the theatrical film based on the series, Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009).

  4. Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritercomediananimatorfilm actor
    Biography

    Terrence Vance Gilliam is an American-born British film director, screenwriter, animator, actor, comedian and former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

General info

Alternative names Oxy
Founded 1887
Motto Occidens Proximus Orienti
The West is nearest the East
Colors orange, black
Academic Calendar September to June (September - December; January-June). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff 665
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90041-3392
United States
City population 3,976,000
Phone 3232592500
Fax +1 (323) 259 2958

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