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Occidental College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. Founded in 1887 by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Occidental College is often referred to as "Oxy" for short.

Occidental College
Formal Seal of Occidental College, Los Angeles, USA.svg
Motto Occidens Proximus Orienti (Latin)
Motto in English
The West is nearest the East
Type Private
Established April 20, 1887
Affiliation Non-sectarian
(historically Presbyterian)
Endowment $406.1 million (2014)
President Jonathan Veitch
Dean Kerry Thompson
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Chris Calkins '67
Academic staff
183
Students 2,114 (Fall 2015)
Undergraduates 2,112 (Fall 2015)
Postgraduates 2 (Fall 2015)
Location Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, United States
34°07′38″N 118°12′39″W / 34.12715°N 118.21090°W / 34.12715; -118.21090Coordinates: 34°07′38″N 118°12′39″W / 34.12715°N 118.21090°W / 34.12715; -118.21090
Campus Urban, Pastoral
120 acres (49 ha)
Colors Orange and Black         
Athletics NCAA Division III – SCIAC
Sports 21 varsity teams
Nickname Tigers
Mascot Oswald the Tiger
Affiliations NAICU
Annapolis Group
Oberlin Group
CLAC
Website www.oxy.edu
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Occidental College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. Founded in 1887 by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Occidental College is often referred to as "Oxy" for short.

In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked Occidental as No. 44 on the list of National Liberal Arts Colleges. The New York Times ranked Occidental No. 20 on its list of the most economically diverse U.S. colleges and universities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Occidental as a "community engagement institution".

The college was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll "with distinction". Occidental is also one of the most racially diverse liberal arts colleges, with approximately 50% of the student body identitifying as students of color. It is the only liberal arts college with a dedicated United Nations internship program (the Kahane UN program), which more than 340 students have participated in since its inception in 1986. The college is ranked No. 7 for liberal arts colleges and No. 17 for all undergraduate schools on Payscale.com's list of highest-paid graduates. Oxy was ranked the sixth "Most Beautiful" college campus by Newsweek in 2012.