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Occidental College

Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 259-2500

A nationally recognized, highly selective liberal arts college, Occidental College is at the forefront of interdisciplinary, intercultural education that fosters both equity and excellence. Founded in Los Angeles in 1887, Occidental is one of the few leading liberal arts colleges located in a major city. With 1,870 students drawn from 45 states and 22 countries, it is recognized as one of the country's most diverse liberal arts colleges. Pell Grant recipients make up 19 percent of the student body; 15 percent are first-generation students; 36 percent are students of color; and more than 75 percent receive some form of financial aid. Occidental students routinely win prestigious national scholarships and fellowships, participate in one of the country's best undergraduate research programs, study overseas in more than 40 countries, and compete in 19 intercollegiate sports.

Quick Facts

School Type:
4-year; Private
Campus Setting:
Large City
Total Enrollment:
Incoming Freshman:
Religious Affiliation:
No Religious Affiliation
Applicants Admitted:
Application Deadline:
January 10 See Admission
Highest Degree Offered:


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