Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)


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Occidental College is ranked 58 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 111 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 62%
Applicants who took ACT 51%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+20%
600-69956%
600+76%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69953%
600+77%

ACT Score

30-3646%
24-2951%
24+97%

Students applied5,911
Students admitted2,652
Admission rate45%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate82%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,492
Fees$578
Room and board$14,460
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$66,780

Cost after need-based aid$30,966
Cost after non-need-based aid$55,142

Average debt at graduation$29,947

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$35,814
Average non-need-based aid$11,638

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,112

Full-Time

Men891
Women1,199

Part-Time

Men11
Women11

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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