Admission Facts

Admission Facts

Numbers don't tell the whole story, but they're a good place to start.

Student Body


Total Enrollment


Student: Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size


Classes with Fewer Than 30 Students


Number of Classes Over 50 Students


Freshman Retention Rate


Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree

Where Do Oxy Students Come From?

45% California
47% Other US States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories
8% International

(Top states: CA, WA, NY, OR, MA, CO, TX, IL, AZ, HI)


Students of Color


First-Generation College Students


Receive Financial Aid


Demonstrated Financial Need Met

33 Majors

Most Popular Majors: Economics, Biology, Diplomacy & World Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, Urban & Environmental Policy, Media Arts & Culture

Most Popular Major for Incoming Students: Undecided

For the Class of 2019:

  • 90% graduated in the top quarter of their high school class
  • Median SAT score: 1290
  • Median ACT score: 29
  • 5,911 applications for a first-year class of 518 students

Alumni Achievement

  • Oxy has been a top 10 producer of Fulbright Fellowships for the last decade.
  • 10 Rhodes Scholars graduated from Oxy.
  • One year after graduation, 95% of alumni are fully employed, attending graduate school, or are pursuing both.
  • Alumni attend top graduate schools including Harvard, Stanford, NYU, University of Chicago, UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley.

Campus Life


Days of Sunshine


Live on Campus All Four Years


Clubs, Organizations, and Teams


Participate in Athletics


Study Abroad and/or Participate in our Semester at the U.N.

Other Oxy Facts

  • We’re in L.A., with access to beaches, mountains, deserts and leading companies in the entertainment, technology and financial fields.
  • Notable alumni include President Barack Obama; Oscar-winning director, writer and actor Ben Affleck; Congressman and NFL quarterback Jack Kemp; documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish), and Andrea Elliot, Pulitzer Prize winner and investigative journalist with the New York Times.
  • Our beautiful campus has been featured in more than 80 movies and TV shows, such as Clueless (1995), “NCIS” and “Arrested Development,” since the first filming took place in 1919.
  • Students can take classes at Caltech or ArtCenter College of Design.
  • Occidental boasts the nation’s only residential academic semester program at the United Nations. A cohort of students live together in New York and take courses with Occidental professors while maintaining a full-time internship at a U.N.-related agency or country mission.


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1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875