Occidental College (OXY)

Los Angeles, CA

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Occidental College

Occidental College

Occidental College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 10
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 10
SAT II Scores Due January 10
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,666 3,469 6,135
Accepted 985 1,427 2,412
Acceptance Rate 37% 41% 39%
Enrolled 236 294 530

OXY Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.60 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(69% of Students Admitted to Occidental College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 600 to 700
  • Math 600 to 700
  • Writing 610 to 700
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 700 700 700
Bottom 25th Percentile 600 600 610

ACT Scores

(31% of Students Admitted to Occidental College Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 28 to 33
  • Math 26 to 32
  • Composite 28 to 32
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 33 32 32
Bottom 25th Percentile 28 26 28

Occidental College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Very Important
Volunteer Work     Very Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 2
English 4
Foreign Language 3
History 2
Math 4
Science 3
Social Studies 2
Lab 2
Electives 1 1

Occidental College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,191 (98%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 35 (1%)

Occidental College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 16)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 3.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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