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OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE - [OXY], LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  1972Enrollment

Occidental College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Occidental College is a private liberal arts college from California, USA. The college is the state’s first liberal arts school, established in 1887. It saw the light of the day even before Los Angeles had its first paved road and the first automobile. Oxy promises to take forward the tradition of liberal arts education, emphasizing the broad concept of heritage along with a deep understanding of historical knowledge. 

With 45 majors, minors, and programs across the arts, humanities, and sciences Oxy lays the groundwork for a compelling intellectual partnership in which students are encouraged to imbibe a sense of responsibility and take initiative. Admission to Oxy is a path to become strategic thinkers and effective communicators. Oxy students can also take classes at Caltech or ArtCenter. The college’s alumni have gone on to win Pulitzers, Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Presidential Medal of Freedom and also the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Occidental is reinventing the liberal arts and sciences for a new generation of problem solvers, creators, and thinkers.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Mode of ProgramsFull Time; Part-Time
Most Popular MajorsEconomics; International Relations and Affairs; Biological Sciences; Diplomacy & World Affairs
Admission Acceptance Rate (Fall 2019)36.6%
Student-Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake TermsFall; Spring
In-State Cost of Attendance36,410 USD
Out-of-State Cost of Attendance65,402 USD
Annual Endowment (2018)61.4 million USD
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Ranking

  • USNews tied up Occidental College at the 39th rank in the National Liberal Arts College, 2020.
  • Times Higher Education puts Occidental College in the 36th position for the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S. and in the 99th rank among all other U.S. Colleges for 2020.
  • Niche.com has graded the college an overall niche grade of A.

Programs

  • Occidental College awards Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in over 45 minors, majors, and concentrations available from arts, humanities, and sciences. 
  • The most popular majors are Economics, Biology, Diplomacy & World Affairs, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, and Urban and Environmental Policy.
  • Apart from the pre-specified majors’ course guidelines, students get an opportunity to self-design their courses and make their academic journey uniquely interesting. 
  • Internships, Independent research, and other experiential learning programs are also available to students.
  • Occidental College has international study and research trips for students including international students. Some notable trips and internships under the program include United Nations internships, Washington trip and internships, Richter research abroad, volunteering in political campaigns etc.

Campus

  • The 120 acres of Occidental College’s campus has over 60 buildings including academic buildings, administrative buildings, residence halls, and sports facilities. 
  • There are over 115 clubs, organizations, and teams. Students can join to learn leadership skills.
  • The college has reported that 81% of the total student population stays on campus, all four years of their program.

Residence

  • There are over 16 residence halls, community housing halls and apartments on-campus at Occidental College.
  • The college requires all students to live on-campus during the first three years of their programme. The college reports that over 50% of the seniors chose to live on-campus housing during their last year.
  • There are 5 meal plans for students to choose from where one is given balances on their plan to use over the semester.

Application Process

  • Application Portal: UG: Common App; PG: University application portal
  • Application Fee: UG: 65 USD; PG: 60 USD
  • Student Class Profile -
    • Total Student Body: 2,055
    • Average Class Size: 18
    • Percentage of International Students: 7%
  • Standardized Test Scores: SAT Mathematics: 690; SAT EBRW: 690; ACT: 30;
  • GPA: UG: 3.69; PG: 3.0 and higher
  • Supporting Documents: 
    • 2 to 3 Letter of Recommendation 
    • Statement of Purpose
    • A valid passport
  • Visa for international students
  • Financial documents to prove the availability of funds
  • Resume if the programme requires prior work experience

Cost of Attendance

The following table gives the estimated average of annual cost of attendance.

Tuition55,890 USD
Room and Board16,034 USD
Required Fees596 USD
Books and Supplies1,240 USD
Transport1,050 USD
Personal and Misc. Expenses1,700 USD
Occidental Student Health Insurance Program Premium Cost2,594 USD
Total79,194 USD

Financial Aid for International Students

  •  International students have access to merit-based scholarships and a limited amount of need-based scholarships.
  • To be eligible for need-based scholarships, international students must show outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements and also fill out the International Student Financial Aid Application form.
  • Financial aid is awarded to two international students every year.

Placements

  • Occidental College’s career services department helps students find summer internships, jobs, graduate programmes and more.
  • The department organizes seminars and training events and sessions to prepare students for interviews and the job market.
  • The average pay that an Occidental College student enjoys, at mid-career, is 1,17,000 USD. Immediately post-graduation the median pay is 49,200 USD.
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Occidental College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2123
FAFSA Code001249
Application Cost$65
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$54,090 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score136012801440 55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing685650720-
Mathematics675630720-
ACTCheck Detailed Score302732 56%
English322934-
Mathematics292631-

Occidental College Acceptance Rate

41.8%

Acceptance Rate

6775

Total Applicants

2123

Total Enrolled

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Female

42.8%

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57.2%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program41.8%
Total Applicants5081
Total Enrolled2123

Occidental College Enrollment

Enrollment
Occidental College Enrollment2123
Undergraduate Enrollment2123
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate81.8%

Attendance Cost

$54,090

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$54,090 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,230 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$14,968 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,720 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
388027041176-
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