Occidental College (OXY)

Los Angeles, CA

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Occidental College

Occidental College

Occidental College Student Essentials

Occidental College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Tigers
Nickname: Oxy
Website: www.oxy.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $44,570
Out-of-State Tuition: $44,570
Retention Rate: 94%
Enrollment: 2,208
Year Established: 1887

About OXY

As one of the top liberal arts universities in the country, Occidental College is a premier school in Los Angeles, California to earn a bachelor or master’s degree for the brightest students of the nation. Students who attend Occidental often go on to be the leaders in their chosen fields…just ask Barack Obama.

Admissions are selective, with the use of transcripts, applications, and interviews to choose the best students in the country.

Occidental students study subjects such as Art History and the Visual Arts, Critical Theory and Social Justice, Group Language, Music, Theater, Sociology, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Diplomacy and World Affairs, Urban and Environmental Policy, and Film and Media Studies.

The class sizes are small, with the average class having fewer than 20 students. The ratio of students to professors is also small, allowing students to get the sort of personal attention that will allow them to excel.

The clubs and activities that make up the student life of Occidental College cater to the personal interest of its students. Students can socialize with their peers, but organizations like the student run radio station, TV station, campus newspaper, student senate, and glee club can also help students exercise their future ambitions.

OXY Map & Location

Occidental College
1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041


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Getting Around OXY

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Los Angeles, CA

Winter
Dec
67
47
Jan
68
48
Feb
70
49
Spring
Mar
72
50
Apr
76
53
May
79
57
Summer
Jun
84
60
Jul
89
64
Aug
91
65
Fall
Sep
89
63
Oct
82
58
Nov
74
51

OXY Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,191
Freshman Class 576
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,208

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 56%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 16%
African American 4%
Caucasian 56%
Asian 14%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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