|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||15%|
|Student to faculty ratio||10:1|
|Dormitory capacity||1,690 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Occidental College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,409 applications and only 2,936 students were granted admission. Occidental College is at the #44 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 53% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 60% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1200 to 1420|
|ACT||28 to 31|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Occidental College's tuition was $50,492 for all students regardless of residency (88.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 72% of Occidental College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 21% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,252 (which is 3.4% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Occidental College in 2016-2017, was 240, which is 46% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,666 (which is 3.9% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Occidental College has enrolled a total of 1,969 students (1,952 students full-time and 17 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,969 students, 44 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.
Two or more races: 8%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Black/African American: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Occidental College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||13%||18|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||6%||8|
|Mathematics And Statistics||6%||8|
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies||4%||6|
|English Language And Literature/letters||4%||6|
|Visual And Performing Arts||4%||6|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Occidental College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Occidental College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,300. Last year, out of the total 342 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 311 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 489 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 440 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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