Occidental College

Private, Four-years School Located in Los Angeles, CA

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How much is the Occidental tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Occidental's tuition & fees is $60,566 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $80,636 when a student lives on-campus.

Occidental Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$60,566
Books & Supplies Costs$1,240
On-campus Room & Board$17,330
On-campus Expenses$1,500
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$60,566

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Occidental for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $265,275 at Occidental. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $347,206. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $190,750.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$62,784$82,253$45,224
Sophomore (2024-25)$65,084$85,214$46,828
Junior (2025-26)$67,468$88,281$48,489
Senior (2026-27)$69,939$91,458$50,209
4 Years Total$265,275$347,206$190,750
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$65,084$85,214$46,828
Sophomore (2025-26)$67,468$88,281$48,489
Junior (2026-27)$69,939$91,458$50,209
Senior (2027-28)$72,501$94,750$51,990
4 Years Total$274,992$359,702$197,516
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$67,468$88,281$48,489
Sophomore (2026-27)$69,939$91,458$50,209
Junior (2027-28)$72,501$94,750$51,990
Senior (2028-29)$75,156$98,160$53,834
4 Years Total$285,064$372,649$204,522
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$69,939$91,458$50,209
Sophomore (2027-28)$72,501$94,750$51,990
Junior (2028-29)$75,156$98,160$53,834
Senior (2029-30)$77,909$101,694$55,744
4 Years Total$295,505$386,062$211,777
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$72,501$94,750$51,990
Sophomore (2028-29)$75,156$98,160$53,834
Junior (2029-30)$77,909$101,694$55,744
Senior (2030-31)$80,763$105,355$57,722
4 Years Total$306,329$399,959$219,290

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Occidental' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $22,481.
In-StateOut-of-State
Occidental College$60,566
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Occidental and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Occidental CollegeLos Angeles, CA$60,566$60,566
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN$62,634-
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT$64,022$63,742
Millsaps CollegeJackson, MS$43,760$24,048
Kenyon CollegeGambier, OH$66,490-
Lyon CollegeBatesville, AR$31,000-
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSaint Peter, MN$53,030-
Trinity CollegeHartford, CT$63,930$18,880
Lafayette CollegeEaston, PA$58,618-
Muhlenberg CollegeAllentown, PA$58,005$19,200
College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA$58,360-

Financial Aid and COA

At Occidental College, 1,462 students (73%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $35,721.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Occidental is $44,915 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 424 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $33,025 and the average amount of student loans is $8,272.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$80,636
Tuition & Fees$60,566
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,070
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$44,915
Average Financial Aid$35,721
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,46273%$35,721
Pell Grants34017%$4,946
Federal Student Loan77339%$6,028
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid42479%-
Grants or Scholarships40476%$33,025
Federal Grants8015%$9,018
Pell Grants8015%$5,382
Other Federal Grants7414%$3,931
State/Local Grants407%$9,043
Institutional Grants40375%$30,419
Student Loan Aid23043%$8,272
Federal Student Loans22041%$5,001
Other Student Loans11421%$7,038

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Occidental's acceptance rate is 38.24%. A total of 6,495 applicants applied to and 2,484 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 535 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.54%.
To apply to Occidental, 3 items are required - Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,4952,629$3,866
Admitted2,484905$1,579
Enrolled535225$310
Acceptance Rate38.24%34.42%40.84%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.54%24.86%19.63%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Occidental. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,415 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 32.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4151,3401,490
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW705670740
SAT Math710670750
ACT Composite323033
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math302732
ACT English333135

Student Population

Occidental College has a total of 1,942 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 826 male students and 1,138 female students attending Occidental.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,964 8261,138

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Phone323-259-2500
WEBhttps://www.oxy.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered36 Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate39.40%
Yield21.38%
Student Population1,942
Graduation Rate83%
Transfer-out Rate13%
Retention Rate89%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties200 (Full-time), 69 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs639 (Full-time), 78 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$102,388
Average Staff Salary$65,659