Quick Facts

Numbers don't tell the whole story, but they're a good place to start.

Student Body

2,055

Total Enrollment

9:1
Student: Faculty Ratio
19
Average Class Size
90%
Classes with Fewer Than 30 Students
0
Classes Over 50 Students
91%
Freshman Retention Rate
97%
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree
 

48 states represented + Washington, D.C.

Top states: CA, WA, NY, OR, IL, MA, CO, TX, MD, MN and HI

41%
Domestic Students of Color
15%
First-Generation College Students

 

 

34 Majors

Most Popular Majors: Economics, Biology, Diplomacy and World Affairs, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, Urban and Environmental Policy

 

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, 94% 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

292
Days of Sunshine
81%
Live on Campus All Four Years
20%
Participate in Athletics
115
Clubs, Organizations, and Teams
 

Other Oxy Facts

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