Occidental College
#490 Overall Influence#1144 Desirability Rank

Occidental College

Liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California, United States

Occidental College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Founded in as a coeducational college in 1887 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.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

7,281

Acceptance

37%

Graduation Rate

81%

Median SAT Score

1360

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$54,090

Fees (in-state)

$596

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$13,577
30K-48K$18,900
48K-75K$21,551
75K-110K$28,552
110K+$46,183

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$59,400

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles CA 90041-3392

What is Occidental College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#220 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#271 World Rank #150 USA Rank
Political Science
#400 World Rank #154 USA Rank
Economics
#482 World Rank #155 USA Rank
Physics
#416 World Rank #167 USA Rank
Literature
#442 World Rank #169 USA Rank
Chemistry
#580 World Rank #202 USA Rank
Mathematics
#539 World Rank #234 USA Rank
Biology
#519 World Rank #256 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#641 World Rank #260 USA Rank
Sociology
#480 World Rank #265 USA Rank
History
#853 World Rank #330 USA Rank
Computer Science
#942 World Rank #361 USA Rank
Philosophy
#715 World Rank #384 USA Rank
Psychology

Other areas of influence

#346 World Rank #174 USA Rank
Law
#351 World Rank #245 USA Rank
Communications
#360 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Anthropology
#457 World Rank #220 USA Rank
Education
#492 World Rank #312 USA Rank
Business
#583 World Rank #419 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#659 World Rank #240 USA Rank
Engineering
#665 World Rank #383 USA Rank
Social Work
#710 World Rank #309 USA Rank
Medical

Influential People

Who are Occidental College's Most influential alumni?

Occidental College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Earth Sciences, Political Science, and Law. Occidental College’s most academically influential people include Ben Affleck, Terry Gilliam, and Vinai Thummalapally.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

American film actor, director and screenwriter

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Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam

American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe

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Vinai Thummalapally
Vinai Thummalapally

U.S. Ambassador to Belize

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Barack Obama
Barack Obama

44th president of the United States

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Steve Coll
Steve Coll

Journalist, author, business executive

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Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers

American poet

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Hoshang Merchant

Indian writer

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James Patrick Mallory

American archaeologist

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Bessie Beatty

American journalist

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Lawrence Clark Powell
Lawrence Clark Powell

American librarian

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Eleanor F. Helin
Eleanor F. Helin

American astronomer

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Gordon Hanson

American economist

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