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Occidental College Stats, Info and Facts

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2,132 students

39% admitted

  • 2,115 full time
  • 17 part time
  • 917 men full time
  • 1,215 women full time
  • 6,135 applied
  • 2,409 admitted
  • 562 enrolled

2,073 Undergraduates

$43,490 tuition/year

  • 13 Graduates
  • 16 Non-Degree
  • $43,490 out of state
  • $1,080 fees
  • $12,450 room & board
  • $1,213 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Tiger
School Colors: Black and orange
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Janet from Glendale, CA
  • 0
  • A small liberal arts college in southern California, Oxy is great for anyone looking for a personal college experience. I loved knowing almost everyone on campus, from students to…

  • Apr-23-2012 Read More
  • Masha
  • 0
  • As a private liberal arts establishment, Occidental College's main focus is on undergraduate study and research. With a smaller student body of under 2,000 students, there are many opportunities to…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from Los Angeles, CA
  • 0
  • Oxy is everything I wanted from a college; the perfect size, close to a big city, liberal arts. The weather is gorgeous and it's a nice day 95% of the…

  • Jul-16-2012 Read More
  • Kathleen from Chino, CA
  • 0
  • Occidental College is an excellent school that has many opportunities for its students. The student body and faculty is warm, supportive, and friendly. The academics are rigorous and rewarding.…

  • Aug-07-2013 Read More
Mission Statement

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, inter-dependent 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.

This mission is anchored by four cornerstones: excellence, equity, community and service. These building blocks, in one form or another, have long been the basis for the College’s commitment to providing responsible leaders and citizens for our democratic society. Choosing them to support the future helps to ensure that the College remains true to its mission while adapting to a changing world.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Beverly from Canyon Country, CA
  • Aug-01-2011 I am a current student here

    Occidental is a wonderful campus because of its diversity and energy that the students, faculty, and staff bring. There are numerous events and clubs on campus so that everyone can find someone who shares an interest with them. Living on campus is fun and a great way to meet new people! Going to school in Los Angeles allows for multiple opportunities and experiences if you like city-life! For example, you can dance in the yearly Dance Production, audition for Glee Club or the Occidental/Cal Tech Orchestra, or volunteer at a local homeless shelter. You can enjoy cultural events, student performances, dances, and weekly events on the Quad to help brighten up your day! The opportunities on and off campus for Oxy students are endless and really up to you!

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  • 5
  • Zoë from Simi Valley, CA
  • May-16-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The small size of the campus leads to a close-knit community of students who really enjoy learning and each other's company. Shyer students may be forced to open up more to new people, but it is all for the best. Clubs are very active on campus, and hall spreads lead to much bonding.

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