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Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
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  • Previously Enrolled
    55

Overview of Occidental College (Oxy)

About this school

Occidental College, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts college, one of a few located in a major metropolitan area. The school is known for easy access to professors, research opportunities and the high level of diversity on campus, in the faculty and in the student body. Students with excellent writing skills graduate from Occidental, and the school attracts open-minded students, serious about themselves but concerned about their neighbor. Its 120-acre campus, including buildings of Italian Renaissance architectural style, is located in Los Angeles.
  • Website


    www.oxy.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,055
    • Men:866 Men (42.1%)
    • Women:1,189 Women (57.9%)

Location

Admission Information (Oxy)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Occidental College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1600 Campus Road
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
Phone
(323) 259-2700
Fax
(323) 341-4875
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 25
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
42% of 6,775 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 4,089 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 2,686 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
624 (22%) of 2,831 admitted students enrolled
Women
368 (22%) of 1,707 admitted students enrolled
Men
256 (23%) of 1,124 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.64
375 And Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
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SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
660 average |630-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
40%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
9%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
46%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
4%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |28-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
51%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Oxy)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,838 (73.64%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,968 (20.86%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,230 (1.71%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,720 (3.79%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Occidental College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 25
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001249
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
353 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
287 (81.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
287 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
287 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,188
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 283 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,801
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 241 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,250
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 155 (54.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
62 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,737

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,320 (64.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,139 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,138 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,138 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,741
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,132 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,172
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 974 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,209
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 576 (50.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
245 (12.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,614

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,008
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,747

Academics & Instruction (Oxy)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


188

Part-Time Faculty


89

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


66%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Occidental College provides hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


79.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors (Oxy)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (33)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Engineering, law with Columbia University, biotechnology with Keck Graduate Institute

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education

Campus Life (Oxy)

Location & Geography

Population


3,857,799

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Los Angeles

Campus Size


120 acres

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


79% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


21%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tigers
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Occidental College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, dance production, hiking club, ski and snowboard club, black student alliance, asian american tutorial project

Sororities


21% of women participate

Fraternities


12% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,035

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,055
Women
1,189
Men
866

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 14.5% Asian
  • 5.2% Black/African-American
  • 14.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 9.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 54.7% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


6.8% from 29 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Oxy)

Study resources