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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required: 1 counselor + 2 academic subject area teachers
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required. Waived for non-native speakers who score 600 on SAT CR
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$60
Undergrad Application Fee
$60
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
1600 Campus Rd Los Angeles, CA 90041-3392
Phone: (323) 259-2500
Admissions Phone: (323) 259-2700
General Site: www.oxy.edu
Admissions: http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid
Application: http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/applying/application-requirements

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • Mar-25-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They mentioned they loved diversity in extra-circulars, and I imagine that they also look for good test scores as well as a good GPA & recommendations.

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  • Kathleen from Chino, CA
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Visit the campus if you can! That is what made my decision. I felt as if I belonged there after only a few hours of being there and talking to the students and faculty. If I had not visited the campus I believe that I might have made a different decision. Also, make sure that Oxy offers majors that will serve your interests!

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  • Sarah from Littleton, CO
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Get involved! It is a small school and getting involved helps you get to know a lot of people. The academics are great and you really should get to know your professors, and they will reciprocate. Sometimes the teaching is very biased (it is an extremely liberal school), so be prepared to hold strong in your opinions if it feels like people are shutting you down.

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