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#9 Best Private Colleges in California

Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

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Overview

Student Population
1,930
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
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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 7,501 prospective students applied, and 2,752 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 562 enrolled in the school.  1,907 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 23 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $55,980 plus fees of $596. Oxy is ranked 68 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 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 16% 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 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
Occidental College overview
SAT 1300/1480
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
36.7% 
Occidental College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition High
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 $16,034
Budget for Other Expenses$2,750
Total One Year Cost$76,600

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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.

Current students may use the Occidental College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.