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Why Oxy?

Occidental 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. Here, you can expect to spend as much time in the lab, in the field, in the community, and in the studio as you do in the classroom.

Explore Your Passions

Oxy is a place for talented, hard-working, curious students to explore current passions—and find new ones. Students benefit from our small-classroom environment with stimulating faculty, who take their teaching as seriously as their research. Our distinctive interdisciplinary approach will give you the chance to explore new ideas and see the world from a new perspective. 

An Intellectual Adventure

With more than 40 majors and minors, exemplary, one-of-a-kind programs such as the Kahane United Nations Program and Campaign Semester, and our emphasis on research through the Undergraduate Research Center and Senior Comprehensives, Occidental provides its students with a compelling intellectual adventure. The academic rigor on campus is enhanced by internships and partnerships across Los Angeles. 

Distinctly Oxy

Students graduate from Occidental as strategic thinkers and effective communicators. Uncommonly 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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Occidental College does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, pregnancy, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 688-4875
Email: admission@oxy.edu