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Occidental CollegeLos Angeles, CA
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University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$58,426Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,503
cheaper$58,426Graduate Tuitionexpensive$61,396
Less$36,748Average Financial Aid AmountMore$39,909
Admission
Lower1,415 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,475 SAT
34 ACT
Easier38%Acceptance RateTighter13%
Lower22%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable41%
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller1,839Total EnrollmentLarger46,287
Smaller1,839Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger19,786
-Graduate Student Population26,501
Smaller1,839Online Student PopulationLarger37,923
Completion & Outcomes
Lower84%Graduate RateHigher92%
12%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower82%Retention RateHigher91%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study AbroadSpecial learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,637)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,700)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,500)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,102)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty8 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty9 to 1
269Number of faculties3,708
Lower$101,058Average Faculty SalaryHigher$139,069
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.