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Occidental College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in the Eagle Rock, 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 is the oldest liberal arts college in Los Angeles and one of the few liberal arts colleges located in a major city.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked Occidental as No. 44 on the list of National Liberal Arts Colleges.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The New York Times ranked Occidental No. 20 on its list of the most economically diverse U.S. colleges and universities.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Occidental as a "community engagement institution".<ref>"Community Engagement Elective Classification", http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org, retrieved 6-15-12</ref><ref>"Carnegie Foundation Classifications - Occidental College", http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org, retrieved 6-15-12</ref> The college was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll "with distinction".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Intro  History  Campus  Academics  Exchange and cooperative joint degree programs  Student life  Local involvement  Athletics  Controversy  Notable alumni and faculty  Film and television at Occidental   See also   Notes  Further reading  External links  

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