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Occidental College, referred commonly as “Oxy”, is a liberal arts institution and is located in Los Angeles, USA. The college offers more than 40 programs in the field of Art & Art History, Biochemistry, Classical Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Science, Geology, Media Arts & Culture and Public Health.
It has an acceptance rate of 42% with an average enrolment of 1800+ undergraduates every year. It indicates that the college is moderately competitive and selective.
|Application portal||Common application|
|Application Fee for undergraduates||$65|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
|Average ACT Score||31|
|Mode of Payment||Personal Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order, Debit card.|
|Work Experience||Not mandatory|
|Financial Aid||Merit Scholarship, Need-based grants and Scholarship, Work-Study and student loans.|
The deadlines for admission at Occidental college are as follows-
|Admission-Common Application||Early Decision 1: November 15|
Early Decision 2: January 1
Regular Decision: January 10
The international applicants can apply through Common Application. In the application, the applicants have to Submit Oxy’s required short answer questions, school report and counsellor’s recommendation form.
Academic requirements - Official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores (SAT is optional)
Supporting documents - Certification of Finances (COF), At least two letters of recommendation
Since the institution requires its students to have strong and proper command over the English language, following tests scores are required -
Test results must be sent to Occidental directly from the testing agency.
Visa requirements for International Students - F1 visa is required to study at the Occidental College.
The college offers more than 45 majors, minors and programs related to liberal arts such as arts, humanities and science.
Academic requirements - Academic records, ACT/SAT scores, GPA
|GPA||3.64 out of 4.0|
Additional documents - Artistic supplement should be submitted via slideroom.
Admission to graduate study is quite competitive and selective with distinct academic achievements. The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is available in the graduate program in the Biology department.
Application fee - 60 USD
Academic requirements - Official transcripts, Letters of recommendation, GRE
Official report document of the Graduate Record Examination Subject Test in Biology scores.
In Fall 2018, admissions the university received 7281 applications out of which 2716 were offered admission. The college has an acceptance rate of 37.4 %. The college is selective is the admission process. Applicants will generally need grades and standardized test scores that are above average to be admitted.