About Oxy

Occidental isn’t just any liberal arts college. It fully integrates the liberal arts and sciences with the cultural and intellectual resources of a global city.

Situated on a 120-acre residential campus in the heart of Los Angeles, our location serves as a springboard for putting theory into practice and ideas into action. At Oxy, students spend as much time in the lab, the field, the community and the studio as they do in the classroom.

Explore Your Passions

Oxy is a place for talented, hard-working, curious students to explore their current passions—and discover new ones. They benefit from our small-classroom environment and demanding yet supportive faculty, who are as dedicated to teaching and mentorship as their research. Our distinctive interdisciplinary and global approach gives students the chance to explore new ideas and perspectives, and connect with the world.

An Intellectual Adventure

With more than 40 majors and minors, one-of-a-kind programs like the Kahane United Nations Program, Campaign Semester and Rebellious Lawyering, and our emphasis on research through the Undergraduate Research Center and senior comprehensives, Occidental lays the groundwork for a compelling intellectual adventure. And the academic rigor on campus is enhanced by internships and partnerships across L.A., Southern California and beyond.

Distinctly Oxy

Our graduates are strategic thinkers and effective communicators. Inclusive and consciously collaborative, our students seek to embrace difference and make a difference in the world. Occidental is reinventing the liberal arts and sciences for a new generation of problem solvers, creators and thinkers. It’s an education that is distinctly Oxy.

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At Occidental

Occidental combines the liberal arts and sciences with the global city of L.A. to put theory into practice and ideas into action. It’s an education you can only get at Oxy.

Tye Hernandez
Tye Hernandez ’23
Politics major, Brea, CA
One of my favorite parts of going to Oxy is meeting people from different backgrounds. My first-year roommates were from Hawaii and Kazakhstan and seeing the diversity in their...
Kia Mackey '22
Kia Mackey ’22
Biology major, Seattle, WA
Oxy is in such a great location, I can enjoy the residential feel near campus and check out the local shops within walking distance, but it’s also close enough to see the L.A...
Kyler Parris '22
Kyler Paris ’22
Diplomacy & World Affairs major, Bothell, WA
At Oxy I’m always busy, but it’s worth it. Being an athlete, and especially being on a team sport, fills a bucket. Then my other leadership involvements—like engaging with our...