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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,965
Undergraduates
828
Men - 42.1%
1,140
Women - 58%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
38% of 6,495 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 10
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
670-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,896
Tuition and Fees
$60,566
Room and Board
$17,330
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$48,038
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,233
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
194
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
45%
20-29
28%
30-39
10%
40-49
0%
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Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tigers
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Asian
14.3%
Black/African-American
4.9%
Hispanic/Latino
16.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
11.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
51%
Unknown
1.1%
International Students
6.3% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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