One of the oldest universities on the West Coast, Occidental College was founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1887. This private, liberal arts college is listed at #15 in the West by Forbes. Occidental College is home to a superconducting magnet, a fission track lab, and a world-class paleomagnetic laboratory. The most popular fields of study are economics, biology, and psychology.
Oxy is a close community of students who are academically driven, but enjoy spending time with their friends in the sun. The weather is great, the people are even better, and you'll find classes and professors here that speak to you. You'll be treated well and will be given the tools you need to succeed.
Emma from Shoreline, WA
The campus was really beautiful, and all of the students seem like family. The school strives to offer many unique academic opportunities such as internships, research abroad and grants for students to do undergraduate research. The students really love the school.