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Occidental College

School Profile

  • Occidental CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College Nondenominational in Los Angeles, CA
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Hispanic serving

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,846
First-year Undergraduate Students: 467
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,834
Graduate Students: 22

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Critical theory and social justice
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,922
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,922

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250


Member: NCAA
Team name: Tigers


  • Ranked #37 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #36 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 259-2700
(800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875
Contact: Vince Cuseo
Dean of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 42%
Early decision acceptance rate 42%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 42%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,882
Female applicants 3,348
Male applicants 2,534
Applicants accepted 2,466
Female applicants accepted 1,437
Male applicants accepted 1,029
Freshman enrollment 573
Female freshman enrollment 320
Male freshman enrollment 253
Early decision applicants 155
Early decision applicants accepted 65
Early decision applicants enrolled 62
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 11%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 927
Students accepting place on wait list 352
Students accepted from wait list 8

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 35%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 83%
SAT Critical Reading average score 640
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 600-690
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 650
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 600-690
SAT Writing average score 650
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 610-690
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 46%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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