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Occidental College Stats, Info and Facts

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2,036 Students

42% Admitted

  • 1,972 full time
  • 20 part time
  • 866 men full time
  • 1,189 women full time
  • 7,281 applied
  • 2,716 admitted
  • 565 enrolled

1,972 Undergraduates

$56,576 Tuition/Year

  • 0 Graduates
  • 16 Non-Degree
  • $56,576 in state
  • $596 fees
  • $15,496 room & board
  • $1,220 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Tiger
School Colors: Black and orange
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • SF
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  • Small college. You get to know your professor well. Tight college community.…

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  • Emma from Shoreline, WA
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  • Oxy is a close community of students who are academically driven, but enjoy spending time with their friends in the sun. The weather is great, the people are even…

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  • Clarice from Portland, OR
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  • The campus was really beautiful, and all of the students seem like family. The school strives to offer many unique academic opportunities such as internships, research abroad and grants for…

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  • Janet from Glendale, CA
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  • A small liberal arts college in southern California, Oxy is great for anyone looking for a personal college experience. I loved knowing almost everyone on campus, from students to…

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  • Sarah from Littleton, CO
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  • Occidental College is a beautiful school. It has great academics and is a place for hardworking students. In Los Angeles, there is always something to do.…

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Mission Statement

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, inter-dependent 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.

This mission is anchored by four cornerstones: excellence, equity, community and service. These building blocks, in one form or another, have long been the basis for the College’s commitment to providing responsible leaders and citizens for our democratic society. Choosing them to support the future helps to ensure that the College remains true to its mission while adapting to a changing world.

Occidental College
  • Located in Los Angeles, CA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,036 students enrolled
  • 42% admitted
  • $56,576 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Beverly from Canyon Country, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Occidental is a wonderful campus because of its diversity and energy that the students, faculty, and staff bring. There are numerous events and clubs on campus so that everyone can find someone who shares an interest with them. Living on campus is fun and a great way to meet new people! Going to school in Los Angeles allows for multiple opportunities and experiences if you like city-life! For example, you can dance in the yearly Dance Production, audition for Glee Club or the Occidental/Cal Tech Orchestra, or volunteer at a local homeless shelter. You can enjoy cultural events, student performances, dances, and weekly events on the Quad to help brighten up your day! The opportunities on and off campus for Oxy students are endless and really up to you!

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  • 5
  • Zoë from Simi Valley, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The small size of the campus leads to a close-knit community of students who really enjoy learning and each other's company. Shyer students may be forced to open up more to new people, but it is all for the best. Clubs are very active on campus, and hall spreads lead to much bonding.

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