L.A. is the city where people come to reinvent themselves. It's the perfect place for a liberal arts college.
Over the last 125 years, Oxy has helped shape Los Angeles as much as L.A. has shaped the College. From Alphonzo Bell, Class of 1895, who developed Bel-Air, to Professor Regina Freer, who today serves on the City Planning Commission, Oxy has left its fingerprints all over L.A.
Current Oxy students continue the tradition of intimate engagement with the city. They tutor students at local public high schools. Help curate exhibits at the Autry National Center of the American West. Intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services, and the Huntington Library. Bicycle down empty downtown streets during CicLAvia.
It's not all noses to the grindstone. Whether it's music or movies, food or popular culture, L.A. is where national trends are born. Our remarkable mix of mountains, desert, and ocean—all within an hour or two of campus—means opportunities to surf, ski, and hike, as well as study everything from marine biology to geology.
We have everything you need to reinvent yourself as an Oxy student.