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Occidental College Scholarships

1600 Campus Rd Tuition In/Out-State: $43,490 / $43,490 Total Fall Enrollment: 2,102
Los Angeles , CA 90041-3392 Books and Supplies: $1,213 Applicants Admitted: 39%
(323) 259-2500 On-campus Room and Board: $12,450 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 79% Undergraduate Application Fee: $60 Receiving Institutional Aid: 74% , $23,463 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Occidental College General Information

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    Address 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-3392
    Phone Number (323) 259-2500
    Web Address
    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.
    Type of School Four or more years, Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation None
    Highest degree offered Bachelor's degree
    Calendar Semester
    Setting Large City
    Distance learning opportunities No

    Occidental College Size

    Total enrollment 2,132
    Enrolled full time 2,115
    Enrolled part time 17

    Occidental College Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 917
    Women enrolled full time 1,215
    American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 19%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 6%
    Hispanic 16%
    White/Non-Hispanic 53%
    Non-Resident Alien 3%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
  • Occidental College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (323) 259-2700
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $60
    Applied 6,135
    Admitted 2,409
    Enrolled 562
    Admitted % 39%

    Occidental College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    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
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Required: 1 counselor + 2 academic subject area teachers
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Occidental College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 68%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 600
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 700
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 610
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 690
    Students submitting ACT 32%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 27
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 31
  • Occidental College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $43,490
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $43,490
    Books and Supplies $1,213
    On-campus room and board $12,450
    Off-campus room and board -

    Occidental College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 79%
    Receiving Federal Grants 24% , $6,769 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 74% , $23,463 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 56% , $6,188 on average
  • Occidental College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
    American/United States Studies/Civilization 3 0
    Asian Studies/Civilization 9 0
    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other 15 0
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Biochemistry 15 0
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 34 0
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
    Computer Science 0 0
    Education Bachelor Master
    Elementary Education and Teaching 0 4
    Secondary Education and Teaching 0 3
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
    English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 36 0
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
    Comparative Literature 1 0
    Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4 0
    French Language and Literature 1 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 18 0
    History Bachelor Master
    History, General 28 0
    Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master
    Mathematics, General 6 0
    Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master
    Cognitive Science 5 0
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0 0
    Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master
    Environmental Studies 25 0
    Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science 19 0
    Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master
    Philosophy 5 0
    Religion/Religious Studies 5 0
    Physical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Chemistry, General 7 0
    Geology/Earth Science, General 4 0
    Physics, General 9 0
    Psychology Bachelor Master
    Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 3 0
    Psychology, General 28 0
    Social Sciences Bachelor Master
    Economics, General 62 0
    International Relations and Affairs 43 0
    Political Science and Government, General 21 0
    Sociology 24 0
    Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
    Art/Art Studies, General 29 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 20 0
    Music, General 8 0
  • Occidental College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 10
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline January 10
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due January 10
    SAT Subject score report due January 10
    College will notify student by April 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit -

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline February 1
    Financial aid deadline February 1
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about April 1
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline January 2
    College will notify student of early decision by February 1
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline March 15
    Transfer application closing date March 15
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms March 15
    College will notify student of transfer decision by May 1
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Boys & Girls State & Leadership Scholarships

Scholarship Description
Boys & Girls State & Leadership Scholarships of $15,000 per year are renewable for three additional years (for a total of $60,000). Two State Leadership Scholarships are awarded each year only to students in California.
$15,000 - $60,000
Number of Awards
Renewal Criteria
Renewable for three additional years (for a total of $60,000), as long as the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 GPA.

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