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Colleges / Occidental College

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate39%
Acceptance Rate39%

About Occidental College

Occidental College is a private, nonprofit college in the city of Los Angeles, California. Occidental College was founded in 1887. The college enrolls around 1,942 students a year, including 1,942 undergraduate students.

Occidental College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Occidental College. Around 39% of applicants get into Occidental College each year. Out of 6,305 applications received in 2022, 2,484 students were offered admission.

Occidental College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 39%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 59%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Occidental College is located Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing Occidental College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take State Route 134 to Los Angeles, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hollywood Burbank.

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College Info

1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

Campus Setting: Urban

Occidental College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 10

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Occidental College is Jan 10.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Occidental College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Occidental College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1490


Math SAT Range

680 - 760


Reading SAT Range

690 - 750

Occidental College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Occidental College is like? There are approximately 1,942 students enrolled at Occidental College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from CA and 59% percent of students are from other states.


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