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Occidental College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,689 $35,343 $37,071 $38,935 5.0%
Books and supplies $914 $935 $988 $1,054 6.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,042 $9,500 $10,270 $10,780 5.0%
Other $1,722 $1,743 $2,080 $2,204 6.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $45,367 $47,521 $50,409 $52,973 5.1%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Occidental College

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,013 2,578 3,435
Percent admitted 43% 41% 44%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 23% 22%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 414 72%
ACT 161 28%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 600 700
SAT Math 600 680
SAT Writing 610 700
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 28 33
ACT Math 26 32

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 1/1/1949 -   Accredited