What Is Oxy?
A place of intimate scale and infinite scope.
A leader in the liberal arts and sciences.
One of the original campuses where Upward Bound got its start and home of one of the first West Coast chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Oxy boasts a firmly rooted tradition of academic achievement and dedicated community service. Our students go on to become leaders in their fields—pursuing graduate degrees and careers in politics, diving headfirst into the Hollywood hustle and breaking new ground in medical research.
A community in conversation.
When we speak, our leadership listens. Professors don’t pontificate; they discuss, debate and engage. With only 2,100 undergraduates, everyone is face to face with faculty, staff and other students. We seize the opportunity to create and sustain conversations around the issues that matter most to us.
We respect and encourage one another’s ideas, interests and creative impulses. We root for our own and celebrate our successes—big and small—as a community. This campus and this culture inspire love and loyalty, and make us proud to call Oxy home.
Occidental combines the liberal arts and sciences with the global city of L.A. to put theory into practice and ideas into action. It’s an education you can only get at Oxy.