Occidental College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Occidental College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,025 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1887 and is one of the 48 colleges located in Los Angeles, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
34
Fair
At Occidental College you can earn your bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Occidental College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 34 majors. The most popular concentrations are Political Science, Biology, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
93%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Occidental College is very high at 93% (well above California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
10 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Occidental College is very good - 88%. Approximately 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Occidental College is good -- 10:1. Read more information on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$49,300
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high, around $48,700 per year. The additional fees at Occidental College (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $600; this comes to $49,300 a year.

Read the details about Occidental College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
45%
Doable
According to government data, 5,911 applications were submitted and 2,652 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get accepted at this school.

The college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Occidental College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,900
High
Occidental College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Occidental College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Occidental College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,700 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high - nearly $7,900 per year.

Based on the college crime information, Occidental College appears to be a very dangerous school. This college has been investigated by the government for possible crime reporting violations. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Occidental College Location and Maps



Post Address: Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, California 90041-3392, USA
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