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 Occidental College

Occidental College - Los Angeles, CA

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, California 90041-3392

General information:(323)259-2500
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,132(2,125 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:10 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $38,935 $40,939 $42,871 -5%
Out-of-state $38,935 $40,939 $42,871 -5%
Books and supplies $1,054 $1,116 $1,180 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,780 $11,360 $11,990 -5%
Other $2,204 $2,276 $2,302 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,376 $8,602 $8,739 -2%
Other $2,204 $2,275 $2,302 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,204 $2,276 $2,302 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $52,973 $55,691 $58,343 -5%
Off Campus $50,569 $52,932 $55,092 -5%
Off Campus with Family $42,193 $44,331 $46,353 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $52,973 $55,691 $58,343 -5%
Off Campus $50,569 $52,932 $55,092 -5%
Off Campus with Family $42,193 $44,331 $46,353 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,860
In-state fees $1,011
Out-of-state tuition $41,860
Out-of-state fees $1,011
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $31,410
In-state fee $1,011
Out-of-state tuition $31,410
Out-of-state fees $1,011
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 448 78% --
Grant or scholarship aid 426 74% $11,861,949 $27,845
Federal grants 144 25% $974,788 $6,769
Pell grants 144 25% $594,976 $4,132
Other federal grants 143 25% $379,812 $2,656
State/local government grant or scholarships 101 18% $939,038 $9,297
Institutional grants or scholarships 424 74% $9,948,123 $23,463
Student loan aid 322 56% $1,992,529 $6,188
Federal student loans 265 46% $1,110,755 $4,192
Other student loans 183 32% $881,774 $4,818
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,564 76% $40,554,500 $25,930
Pell grants 490 24% $2,017,950 $4,118
Federal student loans 876 42% $4,721,618 $5,390

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,132
Undergraduate enrollment 2,125
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 40
Graduate enrollment 7
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,120 2,617 3,503
Percent admitted 39% 36% 40%
Percent admitted who enrolled 36% 9% 9%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 365 68%
ACT 172 32%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 600 700
SAT Math 610 690
SAT Writing 600 700
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3735
Baseball 42-
Basketball 1715
Football 60-
Golf 75
Lacrosse -22
Soccer 2924
Softball -13
Swimming and Diving 2219
Tennis 1611
Volleyball -20
Water Polo 2023

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities01/01/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 477
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 41532
Motor vehicle theft 011
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 437
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 2912
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.3%
Number in default6
Number in repayment257

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00124900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
Asian Studies/Civilization1-
East Asian Studies1-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0-
Category total25-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13
Category total353
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0-
Category total0-
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching-4
Secondary Education and Teaching-1
Category total-5
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other1-
Category total28-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature0-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1-
French Language and Literature1-
Japanese Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature10-
Category total29-
History Colleges
History, General3-
Category total23-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2-
Category total14-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Cognitive Science0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0-
Category total7-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies1-
Category total28-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1-
Category total8-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy0-
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total15-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0-
Geology/Earth Science, General2-
Physics, General0-
Category total21-
Psychology Colleges
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0-
Psychology, General2-
Category total46-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General4-
International Relations and Affairs2-
Political Science and Government, General1-
Sociology1-
Category total158-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General2-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-
Music, General0-
Category total49-
Grand total388