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Occidental College
Occidental College 1600 Campus Rd Los Angeles, CA 90041 Phone: (323) 259-2500
  • General Information
    About Occidental College

    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, interdependent 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.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 6,013
    Percent Admitted 43%
    Men Admitted 41%
    Women Admitted 44%
    Full Time Retention Rate 91%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 590 690
      Math 590 680
      Writing 590 690
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 27 31
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,951
    Native American 19.0
    Asian 299.0
    African American 121.0
    Hispanic 288.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,076
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 9

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