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Occidental College

Occidental College, or Oxy as its students fondly call it, is a small, private, coeducational liberal arts institute of higher education located in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887 by a group of Presbyterian clergy and laymen, Occidental College is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the westcoast today. The college is recognized for its rigorous academic programs which it delivers to its small yet widely diverse student population and which draws from the resources of one the world’s major cities. One notable alumnus of the college is President Barack Obama who enrolled in the school for two years prior to his transfer to Columbia University.

As a liberal arts college, Occidental insures that all its programs produce well-rounded graduates with skills and know-how that they will be able to apply in their day-to-day dealings in the outside world. Education at the college is a combination of interdisciplinary study, community-based learning, overseas training and a strong research program. The college offers 30 majors through its 30 departments and programs that include Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and a wide range of interdepartmental majors and minors.

Cost of tuition and fees for one year for all fulltime students is US$38,935 plus required fees estimated to be around US$3,258. This includes books and supplies, special fees and personal expenses that vary with the individual. Part-time students are charged tuition of US$1,585 per unit rate. Students who want to avail of on-campus housing will be charged an additional fee for room and board at rates that will vary depending on the type of room preferred as well as the meal plan chosen.

For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs or online classes, please contact Occidental College.

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