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Applicant Status At Occidental College

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:6,135
Male Applicants:2,666
Female Applicants:3,469
Total Acceptances:2,412
Male Acceptances:985
Female Acceptances:1,427
Acceptance Rate:39%
Yield: ? 22%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(800) 825-5262
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$60
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 15, January 2December 15, Rolling
Regular Decision January 10 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:530
Full-Time Male Enrollment:236
Full-Time Female Enrollment:294
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 600
Applicants Accepting: ? 189
Students Enrolled: ? 26
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:298
Applicants Accepted:113
Students Enrolled:50

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 600 - 700 600 - 700 610 - 700 1810 - 2100 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 28 - 33 26 - 32 8 - 9 28 - 32 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:58%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:69%
Students Submitting ACT:31%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Recommended English writing and Mathematics 1

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Always get to know your professors, and try not to be shy- ask them for help!
  • Be nice to your RAs.
  • Don't be afraid to ask any question that pops into your mind.
  • Don't worry about your prerequisites right away, especially if you haven't decided on a major. Take classes that interest you, then worry about core requirements.
  • Get a routine down early or you'll won't sleep right all semester.
  • It's okay not to have a major picked out right away.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Interviews are recommended, but are not a required part of the application process for first-time and transfer students. They are, however, a great way for admissions to get to know the student, and vice versa. If considering an interview, call the Admissions Office to set one up on campus . These on-campus interviews are conducted by an admission officer or current Oxy senior. If you are unable to visit the campus, Alumni Interviews are availible in most parts of the country. Schedule these online only.
Campus Tours
Campus Tours are led Monday through Friday except on holidays, during semester breaks, and at finals. Tours run twice a day, at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and last about one hour. Although the Admissions Office can accomodate walk-in visitors, it is easier for both parties if visitors reserve their spots in advance. Call (323) 259-2700 to schedule and to confirm that a tour is being given the day you intend to visit. Groups of 10 or more may be accommodated through prior arrangements with the Admissions Office.
Overnight Visits
Occidental offers high-school seniors and transfer students the opportunity to stay overnight in a residence hall. During these visits, you will receive meal coupons for dinner and breakfast at the dining hall, and are welcome to attend classes and meet professors in particular areas of interest. (The Admissions Office has a list of classes that are open to visitors.) To arrange this type of visit, you must visit the admissions website to fill out liability, health, and emergency information forms. Please do this at least 24 hours before visiting. Overnight visits are availible Monday through Thursday while classes are in session, i.e. from late September to early May excluding holidays, exam periods, and semester breaks.
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