Academics at Oxy
The Power of Place
Liberal Arts in Los Angeles
Drawing on the cultural and intellectual resources of a global city,
Occidental provides a springboard for putting theory into practice and ideas into action.
demonstrated financial need met
international/dual citizen students
student-athletes at Oxy
A vibrant, small liberal arts college experience in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world. That’s something you won’t find anywhere else.
The De Mandel Aquatics Center and McKinnon Family Tennis Center benefit our athletes, our campus and the community.
Student Leadership & Involvement
Want to start a club, get involved in student government or engage with a local organization? We’ve got you covered.
The Oxy Community
At Oxy, Mikayla Woods is focused on Blackness through an interdisciplinary lens as she pursues her goal of eventually earning a Ph.D. in Black Studies. She is finding inspiration and support from her faculty mentors every step of the way.
Black Studies, American Studies, English | Class of 2025
Shanna’s academic experiences in the Critical Theory & Social Justice major and social justice work in post-Katrina New Orleans laid the foundation for a career dedicated to service.
Shanna Devine ’08
Critical Theory & Social Justice | Class of 2008
When Radha Arora began her college search, she knew she wanted to stay in California and study economics at a liberal arts college. But what brought her to Oxy was something less tangible.
Economics | Class of 2023
At Occidental, Kristin Oberiano found an invaluable group of faculty mentors that supported her as she delved into American history—as well as her own. As a professor, she aims to provide similar mentorship in her classrooms.
Kristin Oberiano ’16
History, American Studies | Class of 2016