Occidental College

#865 / #258
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California, United States

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About Occidental College

According to Wikipedia, Occidental College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887 as a coeducational college by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church, it became non-sectarian in 1910. It is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast of the United States.

Occidental College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
6,939 41% 84% 1390 30

How Much Does Occidental College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $13,146
30K - 48K $17,662
48K - 75K $19,364
75K - 110K $27,417
110K+ $47,265

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Occidental College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Occidental College, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,400 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Occidental College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads
2,107 2,107

Where is Occidental College?

Occidental College is located at 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles CA 90041-3392

What Is Occidental College Known For?

Occidental College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Occidental College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Occidental College's Most Influential Alumni?

Occidental College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Communications, and Biology. Here are some of Occidental College's most famous alumni:

Barack Obama
Barack Obama
A 44th president of the United States, from 2009 to 2017.
Steve Coll
Steve Coll
A Journalist, author, business executive.
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers
An American poet.
Adah Almutairi
An American academic.
J. P. Mallory
An American archaeologist.
Fred Lawrence Whipple
Fred Lawrence Whipple
An American astronomer.
Pete McCloskey
A Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.
Mark Dery
Mark Dery
An American journalist.
M. F. K. Fisher
An American writer.
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
An American film actor, director and screenwriter.
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
An American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
Charnvit Kasetsiri
A Thai historian.