By the Numbers

By the Numbers

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 2019:

  • 90% graduated in the top quarter of their high school class
  • Median SAT score: 1290
  • Median ACT score: 29
  • 5,911 applications for a first-year class of 518 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, 95% 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%

Study Abroad and/or Participate in our Semester at the U.N.

Other Oxy Facts

  • We’re in L.A., with access to beaches, mountains, deserts and leading companies in the entertainment, technology and financial fields.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students can take classes at Caltech or ArtCenter.
  • 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.

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