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Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

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Overview

Student Population
1,839
Occidental College overview
Location Los Angeles, California
Online oxy.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Occidental College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Los Angeles, California, Occidental College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,939 prospective students applied, and 2,838 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 402 enrolled in the school.  1,791 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 48 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $55,980 plus fees of $596. Oxy is ranked 61 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Oxy is rated within the top 15% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Occidental College within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
Occidental College overview
SAT 1270/1460
ACT 28/33
GPA 3.62
Applications Accepted
40.9% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$55,980
Costs for Occidental College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$596
Room and Board $16,600
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$75,916

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$56,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
83% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Occidental College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 32%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Psychology 9%
Biology 7%
Foreign Languages 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120254 IPEDS survey data for Occidental College.

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