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Occidental College (OXY)

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA

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OXY is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Los Angeles, CA, which is a predominately urban area. Enrollment at Occidental College exceeds 2,100 annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • English Language And Literature
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Most common scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 27 to 31 on the ACT, or 1810 to 2090 on the SAT. Approximately 40 percent of all applicant were accepted at OXY, with 23 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $47,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $7,500 each year. OXY may offer financial aid for students that qualify in the form of grants and loans.

The OXY Tigers participate in a number of athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and much more can be accessed on school's website at http://www.oxy.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants OXY accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into OXY.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading600 - 700
SAT ® Math610 - 690
SAT ® Writing600 - 700
SAT ® Total Score1810 - 2090

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score27 - 31

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into OXY

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into OXY.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants6,120
Granted Admissions2,369 (39%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled537 (23%)

Student Enrollment

Occidental College has a total student population of about 2,100, where graduate students make up roughly 0.6% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $43,000-$52,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,800-$2,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$27,845
Receiving Student Loans56%$6,188

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Occidental College may offer services to students like:

  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 83%, OXY is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years81%
Graduating in 5 Years3%

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Social Sciences

Psychology

  • Psychology (B)
  • Physiological Psychology, Psychobiology (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies (B)

English Language and Literature

  • English Language and Literature, Letters (B)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

History

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)
  • Chinese Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Japanese Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (B)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (B)
  • United States Studies (B)
  • East Asian Studies (B)

Physical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Education

Computer and Information Sciences

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