Welcome to Oxy
Areas of Study
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.
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.
Whether you're into hiking, surfing, biking or the beach, our location means outdoor sports and activities all year long.
Clubs & Organizations
At Oxy you will find an abundance of opportunities to pursue your creativity, volunteer in the community or work for social justice.
The Oxy Community
Rahsaan Middleton has worked to build community on campus through his involvement with the Muslim Student Association.
Biology | Class of 2019
Math major Kate Grossmann studied abroad in Hungary through the uniquely rigorous Budapest Semester in Mathematics program, which introduced her to a new culture and showed her what it means to seriously pursue math.
Mathematics | Class of 2020
From music to computer programming and back again, Jongnic Bontemps has found a way to parlay his liberal arts education into a career that satisfies his passions and pays the bills. Teaching at Oxy is icing on the cake.
Marissa Chan has aspired to be an environmental epidemiologist since she was 17. Committed to fighting environmental injustices that disproportionately affect some communities, she’s on her way to Harvard for graduate training.
Marissa Chan ’17
Urban & Environmental Policy, Public Health | Class of 2017
A cognitive science major at Oxy, Besher Ashouri is a now a student at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Besher Ashouri ’18
Cognitive Science | Class of 2018
Coming to Oxy with plans to pursue chemical engineering, the liberal arts took Lynn He in unexpected directions. Her classes and professors helped her discover new passions and blend them with existing ones, forging a path she says better reflects who she is.
Chemistry, Art & Art History | Class of 2019
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