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