Occidental is a place that challenges, engages and enlivens you.

We are a nationally recognized liberal arts college in Los Angeles—one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic cities. As a small campus in a global city, Oxy combines intimate scale with infinite scope. An Oxy education encourages students to explore new places, cultures and ideas, both in and out of the classroom. With a wide range of academic disciplines, distinct interdisciplinary programs and an emphasis on research, Oxy cultivates the intellectual, social and practical skills that will allow you to contribute meaningfully to the world.

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Application Deadline Extended

In response to the number of requests for deadline extensions related to disruptions caused by COVID-19, Occidental's Regular Decision application will remain open until 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time on January 18, 2022. All applications and supporting credentials received by this date will be reviewed without penalty. (Students may see a message from the Common Application stating that the application has been submitted past the deadline, but this can be ignored).