Occidental College

Occidental College

Located in sunny Los Angeles, California, Occidental College students get the best of both worlds -- a close-knit residential community paired with the educational and cultural resources of Los Angeles.  Through the Oxy liberal arts, students engage in an intellectually rigorous and stimulating environment, where they are can become leaders and agents of change in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.  Popular programs of study include Diplomacy, Economics, Biology, Psychology, Politics, Urban & Environmental Policy, and Film.

A vibrant location for immersive liberal arts

  • 75% of our students receive financial aid, including merit scholarships, and Occidental is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need.
  • Use L.A. as your laboratory. No residential liberal arts college campus is as perfectly situated within the heart of the world’s most dynamic global city. Beyond campus and geography, what sets us apart is how the college integrates the cultural and intellectual resources of Los Angeles with the academic program. 
  • Choose from 33 majors or design your own course of study unique to you.
  • Get involved with Oxy's 120+ clubs and organizations, 15 club and intramural sports, or 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports.
  • Learn in our Intercultural Community Center, which engages students around issues of equity and social justice and provides resources for students of color and first-generation college students.

Ready to apply to Occidental College?

Add to My Colleges