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SAT scores needed to get into Occidental College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1365

The average composite SAT score for admitted Occidental College freshman is 1365 out of 1600. Oxy students have the 71st highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1365 is in the 94th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1270 to 1460

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1270 to 1460. The 75th percentile score is 1460 while the 25th percentile score is 1270.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Oxy but we estimate it to be around a 1170 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 680

The average score for Oxy students on the math portion of the SAT is 680 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 630 and the 75th percentile score 730.

Average SAT Reading Score 685

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 640 to 730 and the average score for Occidental College students is 685.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

64 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Occidental College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Occidental College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 40.9%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.62.

Can I get into Oxy with a 1460 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1460 or higher is very competitive at Oxy and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 57% or higher.

Can I get into Oxy with a 1370 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1370 to 1450 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a slightly above average chance of acceptance, around 42% to 55% but admission is competitive.

Can I get into Oxy with a 1270 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1270 to 1360 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 27% to 40% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Oxy with a 1170 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1170 to 1260 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 25% chance of admission to Oxy. SAT scores below 1170 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Occidental College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 77%
1590 76%
1580 75%
1570 74%
1560 72%
1550 71%
1540 69%
1530 68%
1520 66%
1510 65%
1500 63%
1490 62%
1480 60%
1470 59%
1460 57%
1450 55%
1440 54%
1430 52%
1420 50%
1410 49%
1400 47%
1390 45%
1380 43%
1370 42%
1360 40%
1350 39%
1340 37%
1330 35%
1320 34%
1310 32%
1300 31%
1290 30%
1280 28%
1270 27%
1260 25%
1250 24%
1240 23%
1230 22%
1220 21%
1210 20%
1200 19%
1190 18%
1180 17%
1170 16%
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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.