Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA
Best value Bachelor's Degree in California

Questions and Answers

Zara T.
3 months ago
What is the acceptance rate at your school?
Occidental College
Our acceptance rate is 37%.
Zara T.
3 months ago
What is the most important part of a student's application for Occidental College?
Occidental College
We are looking at all parts of the app, but certainly a student's academic preparation is the first thing we look at. We are also hoping to get an idea, through your writing, what type of community member you would be at Oxy.
Avery F.
3 months ago
What types of research opportunities can undergrad students join?
Occidental College
Many! You can find info about our research opportunities at https://www.oxy.edu/academics/student-research
Suzy M.
3 months ago
Does your school offer majors and programs in STEM?
Occidental College
Yes! You can find a listing of all of our majors, including Bio, Chem, Computer Science, Math and more at https://www.oxy.edu/academics/areas-study
Tram N.
5 months ago
What is the ethnicity breakdown of your school’s student population?
Occidental College
You can find the demographics of Oxy students at https://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/apply/class-profile.
Tram N.
5 months ago
How important is an interview to your acceptance?
Occidental College
It is an optional part of the application that can help give us a better understand of who you are and what type of community member you would be at Oxy. They traditionally are only a positive in the application process.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Somewhat Selective (37% Acceptance Rate)
School type
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

48% White
15% Asian
15% Hispanic
8% Multiracial
5% Black
Work at Occidental College?
Answer student questions, suggest changes to this page, and more.

Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)182k
Attorney / Lawyer100k
Data Scientist89k
Software Engineer89k
Data Analyst66k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization54k
Based on 2,156 student responses
56.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
118.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
25%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$56,576 / year
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