Best Colleges in America 2022
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Overall Score: 65.77

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA http://www.oxy.edu/

Costs

Est. full price 2022-2023
$78,000
% of students who get any grants
72%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$43,400
Average price for low-income students
$14,450

Admissions

Acceptance rate
37%
Median SAT/ACT score
1390/30
SAT/ACT required?
No
Undergraduate enrollment
1,970

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit grants
13%
Average merit grant
$13,270

Student Success

Graduation rate
86%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Median student debt
$22,336
Early career earnings
$67,390
% earning more than a high school grad
73%

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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