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.
Explore Your Passions
of students participate in off-campus programs in the U.S. and globally
domestic students of color
of faculty hold a terminal or doctorate degree
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.
Student Voices Blog
Current students talk about academics, sports, student groups and other extracurricular activities.
Marine Biology at Oxy
Oxy’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean offers you a matchless living laboratory for studying marine life.
The Oxy Community
Meet Shana Goffredi of the department of biology, who investigates the symbiotic partnerships between bacteria and invertebrates. Recently, she was chief scientist on a five-day research cruise exploring the deep sea off the coast of Southern California.
Biology, Marine Biology
For first-generation college student Citlaly Madrid, the liberal arts unlocked a love for Latin American history and the field of education. She plans to share this passion after graduation by working as a college counselor for low-income communities.
Latino/a & Latin American Studies, Education | Class of 2020
As a cognitive science major, Sally Zhou’s interdisciplinary path allowed her to perfect her writing skills while working with faculty mentors in the lab and doing an international research project. Now, she’s planning a job in speech language pathology after graduation.
Cognitive Science | Class of 2020