Tool December 2017

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Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 60.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 53.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 52.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 25.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 77.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 46.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 30.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 76.00%
ACT score 24-29: 47.00%
ACT score 30-36: 52.00%
ACT score 24+: 99%
Students applied: 6,409
Students admitted: 2,936
Admission rate: 46%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 76%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 91%
Full-time enrolled men: 871
Full-time enrolled women: 1,174
Part-time enrolled men: 11
Part-time enrolled women: 6
Total enrollment: 2,062

COSTS

Tuition: $52,260
Room and board: $14,968
Est. book expense: $1,230
Fees: $578
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $39,279
Average non-need-based aid: $10,553
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
252
Average aid package: $46,144
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,143
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 55%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
27%
% receiving student loans: 53%