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Occidental College Admissions

Occidental admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 42%. Students that get into Occidental have an average SAT score between 1280-1440 or an average ACT score of 27-32. The regular admissions application deadline for Occidental is January 10. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Occidental early decision deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
42%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
47%
Total Applicants
6,775
SAT Range
1280-1440
SAT Reading
650-720
SAT Math
630-720
Students Submitting SAT
55%
ACT Range
27-32
ACT English
29-34
ACT Math
26-31
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
56%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 10
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$65
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Considered but not required
  • High School Rank
    Considered but not required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
80%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.10 responses
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