Rank: 152

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CAwww.oxy.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1300/29
Enrollment
2,197
Many colleges claim their student bodies are 'diverse,' but Occidental College takes multiculturalism more seriously than most. Six percent of the student body are international students and 42% of domestic enrollees are students of color. Occidental is small, with about 550 students in its freshman class, and 2,100 overall. As a result, classes average 19 students. Professors are not only...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$70,800
% of students who get any grants
69%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$34,200
Average price for low-income students
$15,900
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
91%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
15%
Average merit grant
$11,600
student success
Graduation rate
88%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 5 years
$49,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
39%
admissions
Acceptance rate
45%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1300/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
15-Nov
Regular application
15-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

The classes are small and professors are willing to listen to opinions and allow for participation from each student. If you don't like speaking up in class, it's totally fine too (though professors prefer people who speak up). Office hours are always super flexible and helpful. My only issue is...
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Many alumni speakers have returned to speak about their experiences with their post-college lives. Many are doing work not directly related to their majors. Essentially, it won't be that hard to find a job with a degree from Oxy, but you might not be doing what you want, at least...
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Oxy may not be the school for everyone but it's definitely the school for me. The academics, although definitely challenging, are excellent and the professors really know their stuff. It's a small school and that really shows in the class sizes, which is super helpful. Socially it's really easy to...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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