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 2023-2024, Occidental's tuition & fees is $63,446.
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 $83,516 when a student lives on-campus.

Occidental Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$63,446
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 $285,423 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 $367,353. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $206,656.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$66,463$85,932$48,512
Sophomore (2024-25)$69,623$89,753$50,554
Junior (2025-26)$72,934$93,747$52,684
Senior (2026-27)$76,402$97,921$54,906
4 Years Total$285,423$367,353$206,656
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$69,623$89,753$50,554
Sophomore (2025-26)$72,934$93,747$52,684
Junior (2026-27)$76,402$97,921$54,906
Senior (2027-28)$80,035$102,284$57,223
4 Years Total$298,995$383,705$215,367
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$72,934$93,747$52,684
Sophomore (2026-27)$76,402$97,921$54,906
Junior (2027-28)$80,035$102,284$57,223
Senior (2028-29)$83,841$106,845$59,641
4 Years Total$313,212$400,797$224,454
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$76,402$97,921$54,906
Sophomore (2027-28)$80,035$102,284$57,223
Junior (2028-29)$83,841$106,845$59,641
Senior (2029-30)$87,828$111,613$62,164
4 Years Total$328,106$418,663$233,935
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$80,035$102,284$57,223
Sophomore (2028-29)$83,841$106,845$59,641
Junior (2029-30)$87,828$111,613$62,164
Senior (2030-31)$92,004$116,596$64,796
4 Years Total$343,708$437,338$243,825

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Occidental' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Occidental College$63,446
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

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$63,446$63,446
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN$65,457-
Connecticut CollegeNew London, CT$64,812$13,950
Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY$65,740-
Bates CollegeLewiston, ME$63,478-
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY$67,024$67,024
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, MN$64,908-
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY$67,805$67,805
College of Saint BenedictSaint Joseph, MN$53,884$17,073
Saint Anselm CollegeManchester, NH$46,810$25,000
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT$67,316$66,736

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 $47,795 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)$83,516
Tuition & Fees$63,446
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,070
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$47,795
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 Rate82%
Transfer-out Rate12%
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