Occidental College

What makes Occidental special? An intellectually rigorous academic environment. Small classroom settings where you collaborate with professors and fellow students while pursuing or discovering your passion. A community open to stimulating conversation and divergent points of view. A beautiful residential campus that offers hands-on engagement with the resources of Los Angeles. Founded in 1887, Occidental is a nationally recognized, private college of the liberal arts and sciences, dedicated to providing a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality -- one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent and pluralistic world. Students choose from 41 majors and minors and participate in one the country's top undergraduate research programs. Oxy students routinely win top national and international awards and fellowships; its first Rhodes Scholar was named in 1907. Occidental also is one of the country's most economically diverse campuses in the country, according to the New York Times. Some 70 percent of Oxy students receive some form of financial aid; 20 percent are Pell Grant recipients; and 19 percent are the first in their family to attend college. Occidental graduates thrive in a wide range of careers, from science, medicine, and the law to the arts, business, teaching, and public service.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1887 N/A Semester $371.7 million 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 259-2500
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73 100.0 California Los Angeles 1013