A snapshot of the Class of 2019


Applicants to Oxy, a 2.6-percent dip from the previous year. The College extended admission to 45 percent of all applicants, yielding a first-year class of 522 students. (No statistics on experienced square-dancers.)


Percentage of first-generation students in the Class of 2019, even with the previous year.


Percentage of first-years with alumni ties to Oxy.


Number of first-years from China. International students make up 8 percent of this year's entering class, down from 10 percent last year.


Number of admitted students who participated in the 150th Gettysburg Battle Reenactment. A like number of freshmen are avid bagpipers, AKC Nationals dog handlers, rappers from Istanbul, and cellists in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.