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Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd,
Los Angeles, California – 90041-3392 
Phone: 
(323)259-2500

INSTITUTION

Occidental College

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

38%

Admissions Yield

22%

Applicants Total

6,495

Admissions Total

2,484

ENROLLMENT

Occidental College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,964 and a student faculty ratio of 9:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
575
Total Enrollment
1,964
Undergraduate Enrollment
1,964
Graduate Enrollment
0
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
92
Student-to-faculty Ratio
9
Enrolled Total
535

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Occidental College is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $70
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $58,426
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $77,878
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $77,878

ACT Requirements​

22%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

30%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

33%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Occidental College scored between a 1340 – 1490 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1420. Roughly 29% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
29%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
670
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
740
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
670
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
750

Admissions Criteria

The Occidental College evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Considered but not required
Secondary school rank
Considered but not required
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
5%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
16%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
47%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
14%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

100% of students at Occidental College are awarded financial aid with an average package of $29,715. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

100%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$29,715

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$43,047

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Occidental College has an average graduation rate of 79% within 4 years and 83% within 6 years. At Occidental College, 440 students earn a bachelors, 0 receive a master’s, and 0 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 5% of the student body are from foreign countries,36% in-state, and 58% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
36%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
58%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
5%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
440
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
0
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
0
Graduation rate, total cohort
83
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
79
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
83