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 predominantly 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.

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, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Occidental College has a total student population of about 2,000, where graduate students make up roughly 26% 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

  • The estimated tuition range is around $49,000-$58,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $2,000 to $2,400 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 Aid70%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$33,159
Receiving Student Loans55%$7,078

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 88%, Oxy is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years83%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Occidental College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Football (Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Occidental College for official up-to-date information.

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