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Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)


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Occidental College is ranked 57 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 107 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 73%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+22%
600-69956%
600+79%

SAT Math Score

700+28%
600-69951%
600+80%

ACT Score

30-3649%
24-2949%
24+98%

Students applied6,071
Students admitted2,552
Admission rate42%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate80%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,690
Fees$558
Room and board$13,946
Estimated book expense$1,252
Total cost$64,446

Cost after need-based aid$28,785
Cost after non-need-based aid$54,518

Average debt at graduation$30,427

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$50,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$35,661
Average non-need-based aid$9,928

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,117

Full-Time

Men915
Women1,186

Part-Time

Men10
Women6

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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