Tool December 2016

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Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 62.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 51.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 56.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 20.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 76.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 53.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 24.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 77.00%
ACT score 24-29: 51.00%
ACT score 30-36: 46.00%
ACT score 24+: 97%
Students applied: 5,911
Students admitted: 2,652
Admission rate: 45%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 82.3%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 93%
Full-time enrolled men: 891
Full-time enrolled women: 1,199
Part-time enrolled men: 11
Part-time enrolled women: 11
Total enrollment: 2,112

COSTS

Tuition: $50,492
Room and board: $14,460
Est. book expense: $1,250
Fees: $578
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $35,814
Average non-need-based aid: $11,638
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
32
Average aid package: $54
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,150
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 54%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
32%
% receiving student loans: 51%