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Occidental College

Admissions

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

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 95
SAT:
% Submitting Score:80%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:600 - 700
     Math Middle 50%:610 - 700
     Writing Middle 50%:610 - 700
ACT:
% Submitting Score:46%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
     Math Middle 50%:25 - 31
     English Middle 50%:25 - 33
     Writing Middle 50%:9 - 10
Average High School GPA:3.6
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:37.06%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:30.28%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:18.35%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11.74%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:2.57%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:60%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:91%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:60%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 6,072
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,574
Total of accepted students who enroll: 548
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 93%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/02
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/01
Regular Application Deadline: 01/10
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Very important
Work Experience:Very important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    95
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    600 - 700
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    610 - 700
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    610 - 700
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    25 - 31
  •      English Middle 50%:
    25 - 33
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    9 - 10
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.6
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/10
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