Occidental College: Ranking & Review

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Los Angeles Rank United States Rank World Rank
6 504 1711
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

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

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

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 Sciences 145 145
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 73 73
Visual and Performing Arts 49 49
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 45 45
Psychology 36 36
Physical Sciences 34 34
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 22 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 21 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 18 18
Mathematics and Statistics 17 17
English Language and Literature & Letters 15 15
History 13 13
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 10 10
Philosophy and Religious Studies 8 8
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 population5,000,000+
Phone3232592500
Fax+1 (323) 259 2958

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