- 4 Year
- LOS ANGELES, CA
- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade C+
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade A minus
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade A
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade C+
Situated on a 120-acre residential campus 8 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Occidental College fully integrates the liberal arts and sciences with the cultural and intellectual resources of a global city.
Oxy is a place for creative, hard-working, curious students to explore their current passions, as well as discover new ones. They benefit from our small-classroom environment and demanding yet supportive faculty, who are dedicated to teaching and mentorship.
With more than 40 majors and minors, Oxy lays the groundwork for a compelling intellectual adventure. Our graduates are strategic thinkers and effective communicators.
Occidental College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics51 Graduates
- Psychology41 Graduates
- Biology37 Graduates
- Political Science and Government35 Graduates
- Environmental Science32 Graduates
- International Relations31 Graduates
- Sociology26 Graduates
- Film and Video Studies24 Graduates
- Computer Science18 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities18 Graduates
Students & Their Faculty Mentors
A high-touch, personalized classroom experience is the signature of an Occidental liberal arts education. Hear what students are saying about their professors at Oxy.
- Passionate, with a lot of commitments48%
- Always wants to be doing more10%
- Not very outgoing; smart in one particular field5%
- Smart, passionate, drive, but shallow5%
- A community of people who become family14%
- There for you9%