Occidental College Admissions

The application fee is $65 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Occidental College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationhttps://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid
Online Applicationhttps://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/applying/application-requirements
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 37.00% and yield is 20.00%. 2,910 men and 4,591 women applied to Occidental College and 1,048 men and 1,699 women students were accepted. Among them, 252 men and 306 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants7,5012,9104,591
Admitted2,7751,0481,699
Enrolled555252306
Acceptance Ratio 37.00%36.01%37.01%
Yield 20.00%24.05%18.01%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 383 students (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 255 students (45%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 730 and 25th percentile is 650. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 650 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 98 (75th percentile) and 98 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing650730
SAT Math650750
ACT Composite2832
ACT Math2631
ACT English3035
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Occidental College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

Occidental College requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Occidental College application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Occidental College online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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