Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)


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Occidental College is ranked 60 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 127 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 60%
Applicants who took ACT 53%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+25%
600-69952%
600+77%

SAT Math Score

700+30%
600-69946%
600+76%

ACT Score

30-3652%
24-2947%
24+99%

Students applied6,409
Students admitted2,936
Admission rate46%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate76%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$52,260
Fees$578
Room and board$14,968
Estimated book expense$1,230
Total cost$69,036

Cost after need-based aid$29,757
Cost after non-need-based aid$58,483

Average debt at graduation$29,940

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$39,279
Average non-need-based aid$10,553

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,062

Full-Time

Men871
Women1,174

Part-Time

Men11
Women6

Freshmen retained91%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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