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Occidental College

Academics and Majors

Occidental Students Say...

An “intellectual, accepting, beautiful” liberal arts college in northeast Los Angeles, Occidental is “perfect for hard-working and involved students who not only want to be challenged academically, but also want to be pushed to learn more about the world around them.” At this small school, classes are “intellectu­ally stimulating,” spearheaded by p... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Campus Road

Office of Admission

Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

United States

Phone: 323-259-2700

Fax: 323-341-4875

Website

Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 92
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
All Majors: American/United States Studies/Civilization
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/JD
Joint Engineering Program: 3-2 programs with Columbia and Caltech
Other Joint Degree Programs: law, Columbia; biotech with Keck Grad Institute
Special Study Options: Cross Registration
Double Major
Honors Program
IndependentStudy
Internship
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad

Other Special Study Options:
Richter fellowships for international research; summer undergraduate research program; endowment investment management program (Blyth Fund); job shadowing program
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
History
Humanities
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science
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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:10:1
Total Faculty:274
     Minority:77
     Women:137
     Men:137
     International:1
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:227
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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Key Statistics

Academics & Majors

  • Academic Rating:
    92
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester
  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    10:1
  • Total Faculty:
    274
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