In the Short Answers section of the Occidental Member questions on the Common App respond to the following prompts:
- Why are you applying to Occidental? What are your intellectual curiosities and why do you think Occidental is the right place for you to pursue them? (200 words max)
- Oxy's central mission places value on a community composed of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. What do you value in a community and how do you see your perspectives and life experiences contributing to our sense of community? (200 words maximum length)
- In addition to an intellectually rigorous experience, Oxy’s residential community seeks a vibrant and interesting student body. What's your idiosyncrasy, and how does it reflect your distinct character? (129 words maximum length)
- What is your favorite word?
- What is the fifth song on the soundtrack to your life?
- If you had your own food truck or restaurant, what would it be called?
Attention transfer students: please visit your required short answer questions in the Transfer Student Application Requirements section.