1600 Campus RoadOffice of Admission, Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314 323-259-2700
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About Occidental College
  • Year of Foundation 1887
  • Size of Campus 120 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,819
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 51%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,870
  • Room and Board $11,980
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 1,959
The mission of Occidental College is to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent and pluralistic world. Each Occidental graduate will be prepared to take on responsibility as a "citizen of the world," skilled at negotiating its complexities and eclectic in interests and tastes. Each Occidental graduate will be prepared to take on responsibility as a "citizen of the world," skilled at negotiating its complexities and eclectic in interests and tastes.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 1
  • Number of sororities 4
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Chi Sigma (chemistry); Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music); Sigma Alpha Iota (music-women); Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics); Psi Chi (psychology); Mortar Board; National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members 6%
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Armenian Students Assn. ; Asian-Pacific Islander Alliance; Black Student Alliance; Chinese Culture Club; First Nations; EKTA (Southeast Asian Club); J@Oxy (Japan at Oxy); Korean Student Assn. ; MEChA/ALAS; Pilipino United S
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 13%
  • Number of students in fraternities 3
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Dance Production; Da Getaway; Club Oxy; Founders Day; Winter Formal; Quad shows; First Tuesday speaker series; New Play Festival
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Buddhist Meditation Group, Canterbury/Augsberg, Newman Catholic Community, LDS Student Association, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Hillel, Progressive Christians Uniting
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 3
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Los Angeles (15), Burbank (9)
  • Distance to nearest train Los Angeles (6)
  • Distance to nearest bus Los Angeles (6)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 70%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 16%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (96%), women's dorms (3%), fraternity housing (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 17%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 67%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 50%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 7%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 18,116
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 4,000
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 650
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Music Library; Chemistry and Physics Reading Rooms (journals); access to 14,619 electronic journal titles; member of Link+, which gives students ability to access books at 30 member libraries in California and Nevada; access to Lexis/Nexis, Proquest and ot
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 482,386
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Keck Theater; Mullin Studio and Art Gallery; Moore Ornithology Collection; Smiley Geological Collection; Morse Collection of Astronomical Instruments; superconducting magnet; vivarium; greenhouses
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,230
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 417,186
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,800
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 25
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern California, University of California--Los
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern California, University of California--Los
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs investment houses; K-12 schools; arts/film; consulting firms; political/social agencies
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, other
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis