Admission Facts

Admission Facts

Numbers don't tell the whole story, but they're a good place to start.

Student Body

2,112

Total Enrollment

10:1

Student: Faculty Ratio

19

Average Class Size

86%

Classes with Fewer Than 30 Students

0%

Number of Classes Over 50 Students

93%

Freshman Retention Rate

96%

Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree

Where Do Oxy Students Come From?

45% California
47% Other US States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories
8% International

(Top states: CA, WA, NY, OR, MA, CO, TX, IL, AZ, HI)

42%

Students of Color

19%

First-Generation College Students

71%

Receive Financial Aid

100%

Demonstrated Financial Need Met

33 Majors

Most Popular Majors: Economics, Biology, Diplomacy & World Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, Urban & Environmental Policy, Media Arts & Culture

Most Popular Major for Incoming Students: Undecided

For the Class of 2020:

  • 90% graduated in the top quarter of their high school class
  • Median SAT score: 1950
  • Median ACT score: 30
  • 6,409 applications for a first-year class of 502 students

Alumni Achievement

  • Oxy has been a top 10 producer of Fulbright Fellowships for the last decade.
  • 10 Rhodes Scholars graduated from Oxy.
  • One year after graduation, 94% of alumni are fully employed, attending graduate school, or are pursuing both.
  • Alumni attend top graduate schools including Harvard, Stanford, NYU, University of Chicago, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley.

Campus Life

329

Days of Sunshine

78%

Live on Campus All Four Years

120+

Clubs, Organizations, and Teams

50%

Participate in Athletics

75%

Participate in Off Campus Study and/or Research Programs

Other Oxy Facts

  • We’re in L.A., with access to beaches, mountains, deserts and leading companies in the entertainment, technology and financial fields.
  • Occidental boasts the nation’s only residential academic semester program at the United Nations. A cohort of students live together in New York and take courses with Occidental professors while maintaining a full-time internship at a U.N.-related agency or country mission.
  • Notable alumni include President Barack Obama; Oscar-winning director, writer and actor Ben Affleck; Congressman and NFL quarterback Jack Kemp; documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish), and Andrea Elliot, Pulitzer Prize winner and investigative journalist with the New York Times.
  • Students can take classes at Caltech or ArtCenter.
  • Our beautiful campus has been featured in more than 80 movies and TV shows, such as Clueless (1995), “NCIS” and “Arrested Development,” since the first filming took place in 1919.

Admission


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875
Email: admission@oxy.edu