A vibrant, close-knit liberal arts college experience in the heart of Los Angeles. That’s something you won’t find anywhere else.
Oxy students are socially active and globally aware, and when opportunities come along they’re all in. Check out a new Oxy Arts exhibit. Write for The Occidental newspaper. Shine onstage in Dance Production. Work in the FEAST organic garden. And of course, L.A. provides limitless opportunity to play, get involved and expand your classroom experience.
Our student body is diverse, with nearly half of our students identifying as domestic students of color or international students. Our community strives for inclusivity when it comes to sexuality, gender identity and faith, and Oxy students take full advantage of L.A.’s rich cultural diversity.
Never a dull moment
There’s no shortage of opportunities to explore your passions, try new things and meet new people. Join student government (or another of our 100+ student clubs), play an intramural sport, or take part in community service.
Home away from home
Oxy students are a close-knit group. You’re required to live on campus for three years—though most stay for four. Our 13 residence halls and themed and multicultural housing options help make the experience uniquely yours.
Out of more than 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide, Oxy was ranked No. 22 in The Daily Meal’s 2018 rankings of collegiate cuisine. Between Marketplace, the Tiger Cooler and the student-run Green Bean coffee shop, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
Location, location, location
L.A. and Oxy make a great pairing. The surrounding Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods are full of food trucks, record stores, and art galleries. You can also bike through the arts district downtown, eat your way through Koreatown or catch the cool ocean breezes in Venice.
We’re here to help
Your Oxy journey will be challenging, transformative and rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to offer guidance and support whenever you need it.