Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd, Los angeles, CA 90041-3392
Tel: (323)259-2500
Private not-for-profit | 2,202 students
The mission of Occidental College is to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality—one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent and pluralistic world. The distinctive interdisciplinary and multicultural focus of the College’s academic program seeks to foster both the fulfillment of individual aspirations and a deeply rooted commitment to the public good.

School Overview:

Occidental College
CountyLos Angeles County, CA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
207 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,202 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,179 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
23 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
2,200 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
2 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
15%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
14%3%
% Black
5%6%
% White
61%84%
% Two or more races
3%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,570$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,570$24,744
 
Tuition36,160
Percent Admitted39%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)600-700450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)600-700460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)610-700440-570
ACT English (25-75%)28-3319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)26-3218-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-96-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)28-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1887, Occidental is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Occidental is a small, highly selective and diverse college in a big city.
  • Occidental offers you a unique combination of a rigorous academic program, small size, a diverse student body, and all the resources of Los Angeles. Our interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to the liberal arts challenges you to develop a wide range of skills; our close-knit community truly makes us what one college guide calls “an urban oasis.” Our location offers advantages few other liberal arts colleges can match. Our students enjoy a close-knit community in Eagle Rock’s small-town setting, and the cultural, educational, and recreational resources of a major metropolis.
  • The student can major in 30 areas; including nine interdisciplinary majors - double major, declare a minor, or choose a self-designed course of study.
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