Class Profile

Here’s a look at the Class of 2023.


First-Year Applicants

562 joined the class of 2023

students joining the Class of 2023

They come from near and far:


38% from California

Other U.S. states:

55% from other U.S. states


7% international

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55% women


45% men


The gender data presented above does not fully represent the range of identities present at Occidental.

3.69 unweighted GPA
690 median EBRW SAT score
690 median Math SAT score
30 median ACT score


And we’re still one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts colleges:

1% Native American/Native Hawaiian

7% Black/African American

15% Latina/Latino

23% Asian American

49% White

14% International/Dual Citizen

International/Dual Citizens


29% Speak a language other than English at home

Students with languages other than English spoken at home


13% First-Generation college bound

First-generation college bound


43% Students who have parents or were themselves born outside of the U.S.

Students have parents or were themselves born outside of the United States


Student Engagement

Our students participated in a number of activities:

  • 79% in volunteerism/community engagement
  • 63% in varsity athletics
  • 38% in instrumental or vocal music
  • 23% in student government/politics
  • 20% in theater
  • 15% in debate/speech
  • 54% worked at a paying job

They are self-starters, founding clubs in their secondary schools that range from the neuroscience team to the green team, and focusing on interests from acapella and improv to social justice and journalism. Here are a few samples of clubs founded:

  • Aviation Club
  • Hackers and Makers (TedX + rocketry)
  • Kindness Club
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Male Acapella Ensemble
  • Southwest Harpoon, satirical newspaper
  • Aphrodite Project, empowering trans youth
  • The Lab, creating digital media

Odds and Ends

We’re proud of the diversity of experiences that our students bring to Oxy. Here are a few of the unique experiences of members of our newest class:

  • National Bridge champion
  • Member of the Salvadoran national track team
  • One of two U.S. student reps on the board of America’s Promise Alliance
  • Voiceover actress
  • Sailor who skippered 420 races in Chicago and around the midwest
  • Several book authors