#8 Best Private Colleges in California

Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

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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 7,281 prospective students applied, and 2,716 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 566 enrolled in the school.  1,907 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 23 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $54,090 plus fees of $596. Oxy is ranked 77 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1270/1450
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Occidental College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,220
Other Fees$596
Room and Board $15,496
Budget for Other Expenses$2,730
Total One Year Cost$74,132

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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.