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Occidental College 1600 Campus Rd. • Los Angeles, CA 90041

Admission: 800-825-5262; 323-259-2700 • Financial Aid: 323-259-2548/323-222-1111 •

Coed • Four-Year • Traditional Liberal Arts College As the oldest liberal arts college in Los Angeles, Occidental offers a unique combination of a rigorous academic program, small size, diverse student body, and all the resources of one of the world’s great cities. Our interdisciplinary, hands-on approach challenges you to develop a wide range of skills; our close-knit community (80% of students live on campus) and our beautiful campus makes us what one college guide calls, “an urban oasis.” Campus Information

Admission Information

Academic Calendar Semester System Undergrad: 2,123; Grad: N/A Number of Students Average Size of Entering Class 540 Largest UG Degree Programs Diplomacy & World Affairs; English & Comparative Literary Studies; Economics; Psychology; Art History/Visual Arts No Distance Learning Offered Satellite Locations None Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1 Freshmen who Return as Sophomores 92% $43,490 Tuition (w/o financial aid) Campus Housing Policy Entering frosh, sophomores, & juniors must live on campus Auto Regs/Parking Free parking; permit required Extracurricular Intercollegiate & Intramural Sports; Athletic Scholarships; 100 Student Organizations; 8 Fraternities/Sororities

Financial Aid Information Priority Deadline for Financial Aid Feb. 1 Financial Aid Forms Required FAFSA and CSS Profile Pell Grants; FSEOG; Cal Grants; Direct Loans; Types of Aid Available Perkins Loans; Merit-based Scholarships; Work Study; Institutional Loans; Deferred Payment Plan; Student Loans; Private Loans

Application Fee Application Fee Waiver Commitment Deposit Amount Early Decision

Procedures & Standards—Freshmen Application Deadline Date Students Notified of Admission Accept/Recommend A-G Course Pattern Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class Math Scores Writing Critical Reading Combined Scores Average GPA of Entering Class

Profile of Incoming Freshmen 6,135 2,409 39%

Graduation Rates Freshmen who graduate within four years Freshmen who graduate within five years

Other Countries 4%


State/Local Grants

Institutional Grants

Student Loans

Diversity (All Undergraduates) .5% 14% 4%

California 40%

Other States 56%


Federal Grants

85% 95%

Freshman Class Geographical Profile


Fall: Jan. 10 Fall: Apr. 1 Yes 600 to 690 600 to 690 600 to 690 1,830 to 2,060 3.67

Applicants Admitted Fall Admit Rate

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Financial Aid


$60 Yes $500 ED I: Nov. 15; ED II: Jan. 2

American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black/African American




Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

54% 3%

Non-Resident Alien


Race/Ethnicity Unknown


Two or More Races

Procedures & Standards—Transfers Application Deadline Fall: Mar. 15; Spring: Oct. 15 Date Students Notified of Adm. Fall: May 1-15; Spring: Dec. 1-15 Advanced Placement Offered Yes Advanced Credit Given Yes Transfer Units Accepted Min. Sem: 32; Max. Sem: 64 Residency Units Req’d for a Bachelors Degree Sem: 64 Minimum College GPA 3.3 Accept IGETC/CSUGE Breadth Yes, See website CA Community College Articulation Agreements (GE/BA) 0


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