Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,952
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 38.24%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 17.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.7% (2003)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,422
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1340 - 1490

2022 Median Admit ACT: 32
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 30 - 33

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 86.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 84.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 82.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 79.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 47.0%
Black: 4.6%
Hispanic: 15.8%
Asian: 13.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 11.1%
Non-resident alien: 5.8%
Unknown race: 2.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $72,382
In-State tuition: $58,426
Out-of-State tuition: $58,426

Estimated books and supplies: $1,240 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,712 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,500 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $8,739 (2012)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,302 (2012)

Average Family Income: $101,750 (2014)
Median Family Income: $76,004 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $244 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,983
$30k-48k $13,285
$48k-75k $14,770
$75k-110k $21,467
$110k+ $44,948

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 79%
6-year graduation rate: 83%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,080 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 86.3% (2015)
@3 year 89.4% (2017)
@5 year 92.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 82.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 85.7% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $33,671 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $56,725 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 19 $31,065 ($2,589) $58,582 ($4,882)
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 17
Bachelor's Degree Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis. 8 $39,833 ($3,319)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 13
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 15
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 13
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 17
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 31 $19,764 $210 $29,863 ($2,489)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 82 $25,590 $244 $56,616 ($4,718) $75,699 ($6,308)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 43 $19,275 $204 $38,648 ($3,221) $69,388 ($5,782)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 20 $25,700 $272 $44,149 ($3,679) $56,838 ($4,737)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 30 $21,250 $225 $37,756 ($3,146) $48,239 ($4,020)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 12
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 15 $20,804 $217 $24,092 ($2,008)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6 $35,993 ($2,999)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 5
Bachelor's Degree History. 12
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 18
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 20 $22,067 $234
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 13
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12 $27,089 ($2,257)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 44 $26,272 $279 $29,877 ($2,490)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 17 $25,978 $275 $32,561 ($2,713)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $102,384
Full time faculty: 76%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 9.0

School's endowment start of year: $439,089,409 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $575,809,817 (2022)