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Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

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.

Web Sitewww.oxy.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,055
   Women1,189 (57.9%)
   Men866 (42.1%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate42% of 6,775 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.64
SAT Math660 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading660 average
650-720 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$71,756
Tuition and Fees
$52,838
Room and Board
$14,968
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$48,188
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$32,008

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
188
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Los Angeles Population3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotTigers
Sororities21% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students6.8% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 3.65 4.01 655 659 29
Low 3.00 3.14 510 510 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 760 35
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